Google Apps Script, 2nd Edition
Web Application Development Essentials
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: March 2014
Pages: 216

Learn how to create dynamic web applications with Google Apps Script and take full advantage of your Google-hosted services. If you have basic coding skills and some JavaScript experience, this practical book shows you how Apps Script works, and provides step-by-step guidance for building applications you can use right away.

Apps Script is handy for automating Google Apps tasks, but it also serves as a complete application platform. With this book, you’ll learn how to build, store, run, and share data-driven web apps right on Google Drive. You’ll have access to complete code and working examples that show you how everything fits together.

  • Build an interactive Web App UI that runs on most web and mobile browsers
  • Create a sample product catalog that displays custom data from a spreadsheet
  • Develop an application to generate web forms from templates
  • Use Apps Script to build a simple web-based database application
  • Design a document workflow builder that users can quickly customize
  • Create a Google form that lets you select and send email responses
  • Debug your code and keep track of script problems after deployment
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5.0

Wow this one nailed it!

By Teacher

from Oregon

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Pros

  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Novice

    Comments about oreilly Google Apps Script, 2nd Edition:

    I've been struggling my way through Google's documentation on this and their other APIs, their approach is to provide specs but never any application or it's limited to some edge case tutorial.

    This book breaks down into a project based approach that was exactly what I needed to get the whole picture of what I was building.

    It's not for the total beginner but I had already built some HTML pages using JQuery so I picked up on everything after the first few chapters.

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    5.0

    Very helpful

    By Jake

    from Reno, NV

    About Me Developer

    Pros

    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Intermediate

      Comments about oreilly Google Apps Script, 2nd Edition:

      I needed to make the jump to HTML Service and this book got me there.
      I noticed that copying/pasting code from the PDF inserted some odd page breaks and broke the code, typing the same code worked fine. The author has provided complete working examples accessible through Google Drive that can be viewed and run so it was no problem working from the live code.

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      1.0

      Confusing Chapter and Hard to Follow.

      By Robert Lee

      from Malaysia

      About Me Developer, Sys Admin

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        Cons

        • Difficult to understand
        • Not comprehensive enough
        • Too many errors

        Best Uses

          Comments about oreilly Google Apps Script, 2nd Edition:

          It was hard to follow on this book.

          At first, it was not well organise for beginner to
          its chapter.

          The focusing is so mess. It can be a big jump of code sample on Google Sheets/Google Docs then go to Google Site in one chapter.

          After go in to the Chapter 5, reader will completely lost on after creating the Product Table. Most because of the use of Add On Engine and lack of sample file library on the books.

          It may be possible the change of google where discontinue GUI Builder (first edition book) where to slot in the changes.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Typos and buggy code

          By x

          from MN

          Comments about oreilly Google Apps Script, 2nd Edition:

          I don't think the code in this edition was checked before they sent it to print. Chapter 7 is a mess.

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