Google Apps Script for Beginners
Learning to Create Custom Applications Using Google Apps Script, Google Services, External APIs, and Basic JavaScript
By Bruce Mcpherson
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2016
Run time: 7 hours 29 minutes

Google Apps Script is a scripting language used in conjunction with Google web-based applications (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Gmail, etc.) and external APIs. In this course, you’ll see how Google Apps Script can integrate the functions of multiple Google services with an externally located data source to create a new custom app. For example, you’ll see how Google Apps Script pulled data from a Google Sheet and an external source, and then combined and formatted the data into a Google Doc.

The key to using Google Apps Script is understanding its underlying language – JavaScript. The course teaches you enough of the concepts and syntax of JavaScript that you’ll come away with the ability to confidently code Google Apps Script tasks on your own.

  • See how Google Apps Scripts combine Google services and external APIs to create new apps
  • Review the functionality of core Google services like Sheets, Forms, Docs, and Gmail
  • Understand advanced Google services like Cache, Properties, UrlFetch, and HTML
  • Learn the basics of JavaScript – the language of Google Apps Script
  • Become confident in your ability to use JavaScript to code Google Apps Script tasks
  • Gain the ability to create Google Apps Script based applications on your own
Bruce McPherson is a GDE (Google Developer Expert) who is passionate about helping problem solvers everywhere, to combine Google services and cloud based APIs into innovative solutions. A former CIO and Chief Architect for companies like Motorola and Lucent, Bruce runs Pepada Consulting, hosts the Google Apps Script and JavaScript Community on Google+, and is author of the O'Reilly titles "Going Gas: from VBA to Apps Script" and "Google Apps Script for Developers".
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    Very well written and easy to follow. A solid reference book that anyone either working in the Google Apps Script space or just looking for a great explanation of the the custom application space should consider. The videos available and associated with this book are spot on and should also be considered

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