One of the main questions I get from people interested in using Apps Script is how stable/sustainable the platform is. Given there were three separate sessions on Apps Script at #io12 announcing a number of new features including the launch of script.google.com I’d say for now things are looking very healthy.
There were (by my count) four new features of Apps Script announced outlined below, I’m throwing in one more old announcement, which I’ll share my notes on in this post:
* Recent announcement Managed Libraries and Versioning – this lets you control a master script which you can maintain and bug fixes, new features can be used by anyone using the library (before if you created a script in a spreadsheet and someone made a copy the script became orphaned so the only way you could receive updates was making a fresh copy or manually replacing the existing code).
* ContentService – lets you publish content generated by App Script which will be interpreted by other web services/tools as atom, rss, json, text or xml
* ScriptDb – a NoSQL style database that lets you store and query data that doesn’t have a fixed schema (doesn’t have a fixed number of values or may have nested data)
* Publish to Chrome Web Store – you can publish Apps Script based applications directly to the Chrome Web Store so that other people may easily install and use.