Whether you’re moving from Microsoft Office to Google Docs or simply want to learn how to automate Docs with Google Apps Script, this practical guide shows you by example how to work with each of the major Apps Script services.
Use App Script’s equivalent of Excel’s object model
Target the most commonly used parts of Microsoft Word
Automate processes in Gmail, Calendar, and Contacts
Access the local client filesystem with Google Drive
Build and run applications in a browser
Store persistent data conveniently
Render HTML content in response to HTTP requests
Automate the maintenance and creation of pages and content
Interact with a REST service or NoSQL database
Access Apps Script capabilities from other platforms
Bruce is a veteran IT practitioner with 30+ years as CIO, Chief Architect, and many other roles—mainly in large global enterprises such as Motorola and Lucent. With expertise in each of Google, Microsoft and Oracle technologies, his main interest is in integration.
For a number of years he has been running a range of popular sites and blogs providing advice and assistance on transition connectivity.
Bruce is a GDE (Google developer expert) specializing in Apps Script.
You can not imagine the value of this book if you have not been through the pain of learning Google Apps Script the hard way. Even if you know Google Apps Script, you will have plenty of well structured lessons, to speed up becoming a professional GAS developer.
Bruce has a deep understanding of architecture, design and implementation of complex apps. You may have a different style, but his approach is proven to be successful. Even if the book would not be well structured, it would be easy to benefit because of the examples. Every aspect that is critical for stability of the scripts is covered. In many cases I have found inspiration to improve something, e.g. how exponential backoff should be used, how to organize the namespace, write classes etc.
Google Apps Script is not a regular tool, it is best applied in collaborative use cases. If you do not keep this in mind, you will probably miss the point and the strategic advantage of Google Apps for Work.
We are greatful to Bruce Mcpherson and will use this book to educate new team members.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend