Meet the Google Workspace Developer Experts, a global network of experienced technology experts, thought leaders, and influencers who actively support developer communities around the world.
If you are starting out on a new product, environment or beginning to learn to code finding people to connect with within an existing community can often be a challenge. Thanks to the efforts of Charles Maxson hopefully those connections are made a bit easier.
Source: Meet the Google Workspace Developer Experts
The new Apps Script IDE features the same rich integration with Google Workspace as it did before, allowing you to get started building solutions without having to install or configure anything. If you are working on a standalone script project application, you can use the Apps Script Dashboard to launch your project directly, or if you are working on a container bound project in Sheets, Slides or Docs, you can do so from selecting Tools > Script editor from their top menus.
Charles Maxson, Developer Advocate Google Cloud, has highlighted some features Google Apps Script developers new and old should keep an eye out for. I think one of the big ones for experienced Apps Script developers who work mostly in the online editor is going to be the context menu options and the Command Palette. Find out more in the source post.
Source: Get ready to up your Apps Script! – Google Developers Blog
Complete the steps on this page to create a Google Sheets add-on that tracks attendance for Google Classroom courses delivered using Google Meet conferencing.
Nice spot via @barrielroberts/@alicekeeler for an official Google Apps Script quickstart which combines Google Sheets, Google Classroom and Admin Reports which lets you create an automated Google Meets attendance roster tool. The quickstart has all the code and instructions you need to get this working.
Source: Quickstart: Check student attendance in Google Meet courses
Let’s talk about the basics of G Suite Add-ons. G Suite Add-ons simplify how users get things done in G Suite by bringing in functionality from other applications where you need them. They provide a persistent sidebar for quick access, and they are context-aware — meaning they can react to what you’re doing in context. … Up until recently, G Suite Add-ons leaned on Apps Script to build Add-ons, but choice is always a good thing, and in some cases you may want to use another scripting language.. So let’s talk about how to build Add-ons using additional runtimes.
Google recently announced the ability to develop G Suite Add-ons using other frameworks other than Google Apps Script. This post on the Google Developers Blog introduces how you can develop G Suite Add-ons with something other than Google Apps Script.
Source: Google Developers Blog: Building G Suite Add-ons with your favorite tech stack
Two years ago, our team began building custom software to automate the multi-stage and highly manual team staffing process. Building internal software has allowed the same-size Staffing Operations Team (3 members!) to enjoy a 60x reduction in time spent staffing each role.
The Apps Script ecosystem has emerged as the most critical component in our toolkit for building this internal software, due to its versatility and ease of deployment. We want to share how one piece of the staffing process has evolved to become more powerful over time thanks to Apps Script. Ultimately, we hope that sharing this journey enables all types of teams to build their own tools and unlock new possibilities.
Source: Google Developers Blog: Evolving automations into applications using Apps Script
This page describes the new features enabled by V8 and how you can enable V8 for use in your scripts. Migrating scripts to V8 describes steps for migrating existing scripts to use the V8 runtime.
Source: V8 Runtime Overview | Apps Script | Google Developers
The first release notes in 2020 for Google Apps Script are mostly related to the announcement of general availability of G Suite Add-ons and cover:
- Manifest file structure changes (Note: “Manifest fields that previously supported Gmail add-ons still exist, but are now deprecated”)
- Extension of the Card service
- A Conference Data service has been added to sync Google Calendar with 3rd part conferencing applications
Visit the source link for more details.
Source: Release Notes | Apps Script | Google Developers
The G Suite Solutions Gallery is a collection of sample solutions that demonstrates how you can solve common business challenges with G Suite Developer technologies. These samples showcase different ways to integrate and customize the productivity tools you’re already using.
Source: Solutions Gallery | G Suite Developer | Google Developers