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Getting started with Trellinator

It looks like sooner or later I will need to get my hands into Trellinator.

Although I used to be a C programmer long time ago, I'm a bit rusty on coding so I need a very basic guide for getting started.

Any recommendations? Tutorials? All help is welcome though I guess @Iain Dooley is the name :)


Thanks in advance.

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Iain Dooley Community Leader May 07, 2020

@Gerardo Blitzer sure is! You can see a quick start guide here:

There's links there to the full documentation and a more comprehensive tutorial about deployment and version control outside of the GAS environment using the clasp command line tool if you're into that kind of thing.

Brittany Joiner Community Leader May 08, 2020

Ooh @ian is this a good place to start if i want to start learning to build stuff on Trello?

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Iain Dooley Community Leader May 09, 2020

@Brittany Joiner in some ways ... when most people talk about "building things on Trello" they're talking about powerups, and while in theory you could use Trellinator to build a powerup it's not something I've done and not something I have documentation for.

Trellinator is more like what Butler Bot used to be before it was made into a powerup and acquired by Trello (that's what I built it to replace).

In that sense, it's a great way to get into automating Trello using the API, and if you're not a coder, but you're a Trello enthusiast, it could be a really fun way to learn coding in general :)

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So @Iain Dooley , should I start by learning Javascript before trellinator?

What language is used to code powerups?



Iain Dooley Community Leader May 12, 2020

@Gerardo Blitzer Powerups have a server component written in any language but you can also use CSS/Javascript to modify the interface in limited ways.

Trellinator is written in Google Apps Script which is basically just JavaScript. I don't think you'd need to learn JavaScript first because you can get anything useful done, you could just learn enough to get by.

In addition to the getting started guide above and the comprehensive reference documentation, you can also see hundreds of examples I've provided for people on this forum for free over the past year or so:

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Thanks, this covers completely my initial question.

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