Google Adds Tools To Apps Script
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Tuesday, 06 February 2018

Google has added three new tools to its App Script platform that can be used for developing add-ons for G Suite apps including Google Sheets, Docs, Forms and Slides.  The new tools are a dashboard, an API and a command line interface.

Apps Script is a scripting language based on JavaScript. You develop in a browser-based code editor, or in Eclipse via an add-in. Apps Script can be used with G Suite products, as well as GMail, Calendar and other Google services. 

The dashboard will be available in 'the next few weeks' and is designed to provide a single place to manage, debug and monitor projects. It can be used to view and search all of your projects, and to view details of individual projects. It also has tools for monitoring the health and usage of specific projects, and there's a log of project executions and the ability to terminate long-running executions. 


The dashboard has been created using the new Apps Script API, the second of the new tools. The new API is a replacement for (and extension of) the Execution API that was previously part of Apps Script. The new API has a RESTful interface that you can use to create, manage, deploy and execute scripts from other programming languages. The API can be used to create, read, update and delete script projects, source files and versions, and to manage project deployments - the sort of actions that otherwise require you to use the Apps Script editor.

The final new tool is a command line interface so you can access the functions of the Apps Script API from terminal and shell scripts. The CLI lets you create, pull and push Apps Script projects.


More Information

Apps Script Website

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