“ No matter how clean a house you keep, your computers and gadgets are bound to get a little dirty here and there. Here's what you need to clean them, and how to do it without hurting them.”
Via John Evans
“The USB Promoter Group has announced that the greatest invention in the known universe -- the reversible Type-C USB connector -- is finally ready for mass production. The USB Implementers Forum will now take the Type-C spec and start building devices, cables, and adapters that support the new reversible connector. We could begin seeing Type-C USB devices over the next few months, but it may take a little while for Type-C to reach critical mass.”
Via Tiaan Jonker
Back in 2011 I showed how you can use Google Apps Script to write POST/GET data to a Google Sheet. Over the years a couple of things have changed in Apps Script so I thought it was worth a revisit. This version uses features like LockService, PropertiesService and ContentService to make it more robust and make it possible to do ajax powered form submissions. The post includes a couple of tips that appear to be catching people out including versioning and permissions scope.
Via Martin Hawksey
by Alex Hernandez"The strategic use of software by public schools is shifting from a “nice-to-have” to a core driver of student achievement and organizational performance. Schools are deploying software to communicate with families, recruit and onboard teachers, create digital learning environments and much more."In the new report Schools and Software: What’s Now and What’s Next, Julia Freeland from the Clayton Christensen Institute and I analyze how thirty small- to medium-sized public school systems on the cutting edge of technology integration are using software--and, more importantly, what they want from the edtech industry."Here are five lessons we learned from these early adopters."
Via Jim Lerman
“Today Google finally delivered on their promise to release an iOS version of Google Slides. It is free, available in the App Store right now, and joins Docs, Sheets and Drive as part of Google's pr...”
Via Baiba Svenca
" We recently submitted our product CloudShuttle to the Chrome web store for Google Sheets add-ons. Am I tired? Yes. Did I spend a few too many late nights in front of a code editor? Yes. Would I do it again? One hundred bajillion percent yes. So, having spent the last few month with my head way inside the process to integrate Google docs with an SAP backend through NetWeaver Gateway, I humbly offer a few tips to the blogosphere for anyone wanting to do the same thing. "
Via Martin Hawksey