Welcome Back to Mastering Google Apps Script UIs: Client-to-Server Communication Spotlight
Oh, howdy folks! Just like a boomerang, you’ve found your way back to our marvelous series. If you thought the previous episodes were fire, wait till you see what’s cooking today! 🔥
We’re diving headfirst into the world of client-to-server communication. It’s like passing notes in class, but with a lot less paper and a lot more code. 📝➡️💻
Here’s the catch though — we can’t install Google Apps Script locally to run things on our dev server. Yep, that’s right. It’s like trying to install a toaster in a bathtub; it just ain’t happening. 🛁🚫🍞
But fear not, dear coder, for I’ve got a trick or two up my sleeve. We’re gonna finesse our way around this with some snazzy hacks like promises, polyfills, and mocks. Oh my!
Well, well, well! Look who’s back for another session of “Weaving Magic with Code”! 😄 Today, we’re diving head-first into the magical world of unit testing. You might be wondering: “Why the fuss about unit testing?” 🤔
Unit testing, my friends, is the silent hero of software development. Picture it as a mini-pit stop where your code gets a once-over before it hits the road. The automated tests ensure that our code does exactly what we expect it to. The benefits?
Makes us ponder deeply about our app’s architecture, like a philosopher musing about the meaning of life 🧐
Forces us to clarify our expectations from functions and classes.
Ensures that as we revamp and update our code, we aren’t unknowingly playing host to bugs, much like a surprise party you didn’t want 🐛
Conduct app monitoring, data backup, and data analysis for your MongoDB … This article shares a simple way to achieve this using Google Sheets and Apps Script. In this article, you will learn how to:
Populate MongoDB data in Google Sheets for analysis
Receive daily reports of your app’s growth metrics via email
Often the hardest part of interacting with other services using Google Apps Script is working out the payload you need to send with UrlFetchApp. Despite having almost 1,000 posts in AppScriptPulse, this is the first post featuring MongoDB. The source post has all the code and setup instructions to start collecting MongoDB data into Google Sheets as well as sending a daily email report of selected metrics.
Are you someone who loves reading blogs but finds it difficult to make time for them? Or, are you a blogger looking to make your content more accessible to readers? You’re in luck! I discovered an incredible combination of tools that can help automate the summarisation of blog posts.
Learn how to automate blog summarisation with Google Apps Script, ChatGPT, and OpenAI API. This blog post by Aryan Irani guides you through the process, enabling you to enhance your content creation efficiency. Simplify summarisation and maximize productivity in just a few steps.
Welcome back, code wranglers! Today, we’re diving into the world of developer dependencies that make developing projects more efficient than a coffee-fueled coder on a deadline. 🚀 You can find the complete source code in the part-04 branch of the Github repository. Also, feel free to mess around with this demo spreadsheet and play with Emojibar. I’ll be updating it with every new blog post!
What Are Dev Dependencies?
Dev dependencies are like your car’s GPS: they’re not necessary for the car to run, but they sure make getting to your destination a lot easier! 🗺️ They’re modules necessary for the development and testing processes of a project, but not for its production runtime environment. They’re not bundled with the source code and help automate tasks that would otherwise make you pull your hair out.
The first step in conducting research involves acquiring an appropriate dataset. .. Apps Script is a scripting platform developed by Google, that provides a user-friendly interface that enables easy automation and interaction with various Google services, including YouTube’s API.
For many years I was custodian of TAGS, a Google Sheets solution to archive Twitter searches. This came to an abrupt end when Twitter put a hefty paywall on API access. I’m sure there were ‘bad actors’ using TAGS, but I was also aware there were a number of academics and students using this solution to help make the world a little better. As noted in this source post “Dataset plays a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and dependability of the results we obtain”.
For social scientists looking for new datasets this post from Randie Pathirage highlights how you can use Google Apps Script to get comments on YouTube videos using the YouTube Data API.
Let’s take our UI to the next level with Tailwind CSS!
In the previous article, we learned how to bundle NPM modules with Vite. Today, we’re going to add some style with Tailwind CSS. If you’ve been following my series, you’ll breeze through this like a true professional. 🚀
Check out the part-03 branch in the Github repository for the full source code.
What Is Tailwind CSS
Tailwind CSS is a utility-first CSS framework that makes styling a breeze. Think of it like a wardrobe filled with every piece of clothing that you’ll ever need, with everything neatly organized and ready to go. 💃🕺
Hey there, friends! 👋 Our Emojibar — yes, that’s what we’re calling it now — is coming along nicely! In the previous post, we learned how to bundle the project with Vite and vite-plugin-singlefile, and it’s now time to add some real functionality!
To complete our Emojibar, we’ll use two NPM modules:
Unicode-Emoji-JSON: We need a complete list of emojis, and this simple module provides them in JSON format. Perfect!
ToastifyJS: When users click on an emoji, it’ll be copied into their buffer. Just so they have some feedback, we’ll show them a confirmation toast. This library is great for this purpose.
We’ll also add search and navigation functionality, meaning that we’ll have the entire backbone of the application ready by the end of this post.
Last week, we talked about the best way to build front-ends for Google Apps Script. Today, let’s roll up our sleeves and dive in! 😎
As I mentioned in my previous post, we’re going to create a super cool sidebar in Google Sheets that’ll help us select emojis with ease. 😎 Google Docs already has this functionality natively: simply head over to the “Insert” menu, select “Emoji,” and voilà! You’ll see a neat dialogue window with all emojis organized by category, as well as a handy search function:
However, we want more, so, we’ll be building our own version. 😏 Unlike Docs, we’ll have a full sidebar to work with, and clicking on an emoji won’t automatically insert it. Instead, it’ll copy it into our buffer, so we can paste it wherever we need it. 🎉
That being said, let’s dive into using our most important tool: Vite. ⚡
Imagine you’re responsible for transporting materials from one location to another for a logistics company. Accurately calculating the distance and time between two points is crucial for efficient logistics management, and having this information readily available can save time, money, and effort. However, doing it manually can seem like a daunting task. But don’t worry, there’s a solution!
Discover how to automate distance and time calculations between two points in Google Sheets using Google Apps Script. This blog provides a step-by-step guide on setting up the integration and shows you how to use it to save time and increase productivity.