"we are ready to graduate add-ons out of developer preview. Starting today, any developer can publish an add-on. To ensure users find the best tools for them, every new add-on will undergo a review for adherence to our guidelines before it’s available in the add-ons store."
openSesame allows Google Apps for EDU domain super-admins to set up Google Forms that allow specific staff-members the ability to instantly reset passwords only for students within defined organizational unit(s) - Andrew Stillman (Personal) - Google+
" Using Google Analytics and Google Sheets, you can set up a dashboard to see search terms that people are looking for more than usual. By filtering out searches that are popular all the time, you can focus on what’s new or noteworthy."
"OAuth is the de facto standard for authorization today and is used by most modern APIs. Apps Script handles the OAuth flow automatically for dozens of built-in and advanced services, but until recentlyonly had limited support for connecting to other OAuth-protected APIs such as Twitter, etc. The URL Fetch service’s OAuthConfig class only works with the older OAuth 1.0 standard and only allows the developer of the script (not its users) to grant access to their data. To address this, we’ve create two new open source libraries"
The bad news:
"We believe that these open libraries are a better alternative to our previous solution, and therefore we are deprecating the OAuthConfig class. The class will continue to function until June 26, 2015, after which it will be removed completely and any scripts that use it will stop working We’ve prepared a migration guide that walks you through the process of upgrading your existing scripts to use these new libraries."
Martin Hawksey's insight:
Steve Webster kindly highlights "you can open Google Drive and search for "OAuthConfig" to find stand-alone Google Apps Scripts that you need to perform the migration" Note: this won't work for container bound scripts you have included in Forms, Sheets, Docs or Sites
A question came in on the Google Apps Script Google+ Community which in part was asking about parsing .csv files into a Google Sheet. I initially pointed the asker to some dated documentation so for my penance I've updated it.
"This was an experiment in learning how to use Google Spreadsheets in combination with Google App Scripts to create a localization table that can be accessed via JSON/JSONP. This is useful because there’s still no useful built-in JSON publishing option for individual spreadsheets."
Martin Hawksey's insight:
Nice way to crowd source translations for your Apps Script projects
"If you still have some old small projects written for ScriptDB that you didn't get round to converting yet, then here's a library that's a complete recreation of the ScriptDB syntax, except that it uses dbAbstraction back end - so you pick whatever platform you prefer and your old ScriptDB code should work with not a lot of modification."
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