Google Apps Script for Beginners

Google Apps Script for Beginners
Google Apps Script for Beginners is published by in February 2014. This book has 178 pages in English, ISBN-13 9781783552177.

Google Apps Script is a JavaScript-based programming language that works on the cloud and is 100% free to use. It provides all the tools necessary for Google services to work. Users can easily transfer any data from one service to another, save their important e-mails as files, save and share files with anybody, and even build their own website. It’s a great way of allowing people with minimal technical knowledge to create great solutions for their company.

This book is a practical hands-on guide which is presented and explained with working examples to help you get started with Google Apps Script. You will create custom functions in your spreadsheets, design your own forms, filter your emails, and publish web applications that you can use every day.

You are going to be part of a great journey from basic spreadsheet functionality and customization to fully automated workflows; all of this almost seamlessly and without complications.

On your way, you will filter your e-mails, create your forms, calculate all sorts of parameters, and be able to share just about anything that can be shared; all of this with the power of Google Apps Script at your fingertips. You will learn to embed scripts and text documents in Google sites, and will also be taken through standalone applications and user interfaces. The book ends with some tips and tricks to expand your knowledge.

What you will learn from this book

  • Get acquainted with the tools you have at hand
  • Exchange and communicate information between Google services
  • Build a private website using your private files
  • Construct a web app that really helps you at work
  • Solve common issues when using shared documents
  • Embed scripts and text documents in Google sites
  • Know where to find the information you will need to go further

Approach

This book is a simple step-by-step, example-oriented guide with a focus on providing the practical skills necessary to develop and customize apps with Apps Script.

Who this book is written for

If you are an application developer with no knowledge of App Script, and would like to learn to build apps using Google Apps script from scratch, then this book is for you. Basic JavaScript knowledge is required.

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