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JavaScript Engine in the Cloud - Google Apps Script

  • Aug 3, 2011 · 6:30 PM

JavaScripters,

I know it's been a while but better late than never. Google will be presenting JavaScript Engine in the Cloud at their office.

Google Apps Script is a JavaScript cloud scripting engine. As JavaScript developers, when we think of JavaScript, we think of building great user interfaces and user interaction. But, did you know that JavaScript on the server side movement is taking the JavaScript community by a storm. It turns out that JavaScript on the server side has found a great usefulness and Google Apps Script is blazing a trail on that front.

This talk will cover various features of Apps Script and Google team will share their experiences on the usefulness of JavaScript on the server side. I hope to excite you to learn more about JavaScript on server side in general and Google Apps Script in particular.

What is Google Apps Script? Apps Script is JavaScript on server side which makes APIs more accessible and allows automation around Google Apps and other non Google APIs. With a simple browser based editor, you can start writing and executing scripts. It also allows users to build UI using server side Javascript.

Don’t miss this meetup!

*Please Note, Google will ask you to sign a NDA upon registration.  

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  • pradeep

    Hello Everyone,
    We are creating a javascript community.
    Please show your interest at

    http://jsbunch.com/

    April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a good presentation.

    August 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    A nice intro to apps script; it'll be interesting to see to what extent Google is approaching this as dipping their toes in the node.js water.

    August 4, 2011

  • Artur M.

    Great meetup. I am looking forward for the next one.

    August 4, 2011

  • Candida H.

    I am interested in technologies that enable smart people who may not have been programming computers since they were 7 to explore coding and see impressive results right away. I think these scripts are great for emerging entrepreneurs and professionals interested in building their tech chops, and I love that it's happening in the cloud.

    August 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting topic. Requiring an NDA was a bit ridiculous, though.

    August 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic meetup.

    August 4, 2011

  • Michael D. M.

    Inside look at Google App Script. Powerful stuff. Thanks to the speaker and to Ning. Will be back next time.

    August 4, 2011

  • Michael D. M.

    Watch the science of brand advocacy unfold above.

    August 3, 2011

  • Ning Z.

    Thanks to Saurabh and Google for finding us a bigger space. See you guys this evening!.

    1 · August 3, 2011

  • Nathaniel L.

    A big THANK YOU to whoever increased the attendance limit! I accidentally figured out how to sign up (Meetup needs to review the usability of their site haha).

    THANKS!!!!

    1 · August 3, 2011

  • Michael D. M.

    See this screen shot on where on the page to signup:
    http://awesomescreenshot.com/0a4huw036

    August 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Starting your own meetup group because a popular talk filled up quickly and there simply isn't enough space to allow more people or time to change the venue? I think you're overreacting a tad.

    1 · August 3, 2011

  • Nathaniel L.

    It says there are spots open but no button to sign up! This is killing me! Hahahaha

    August 3, 2011

  • Nathaniel L.

    Where is the button to sign up?!?!

    August 3, 2011

  • Michael D. M.

    Thanks Ning Zhou. I hope the people that really want to go get in.

    August 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The organizer bumped the limit from 100 to 125

    1 · August 3, 2011

  • Sameer S.

    and now its saying it has 24 spots available??????

    August 3, 2011

  • Sameer S.

    I just got in! You have to click on Change your mind and then RSVP will appear. This was just pure luck. I was checking my emails and i got a notification. And I was looking at this meet up on the other tab. And walah!

    August 3, 2011

  • Michael D. M.

    I just saw the sacred 1 spot available, yet, it was there only to remind me that Im still on the waiting list. We should start up another decent javascript meetup group in they city. It's 40% off to create a meetup group today. My company can provide the website and hosting for the meetup group.

    August 3, 2011

  • Matt D.

    Something is very wrong here. 3 times I've been here and it says "1 open spot" however, there is no join button. Then, within 2 minutes, that "spot" is taken. How is this possible? Some more feedback to leadership. This has been an extremely poor experience. To arrive at the site and see 'open spots' but then not have a 'join' button (3 times) is frustrating. Who are the open spots going to? Clearly not the first to arrive and clearly it's not an automatic waiting list. Very poor job

    August 3, 2011

  • Michael D. M.

    I posted my question to the Googler in his said place for questions here: http://www.google.com/moderator/#1/e=91be0&t=91be0.40

    August 3, 2011

  • Michael D. M.

    Solution = bigger meeting space. The Googler just has to ask for the bigger room. I see he/she joins the convo just once above. I will submit a query.

    Some feedback for this group's leadership, having just 100 people attend and then having just as many people frusterated that they can't attend is a negitive user experience for the group. Obviously as seen in the majority of the above comments. A more accomidating location should not be such a insurmountable task.

    1 · August 3, 2011

  • Nathaniel L.

    Is there something wrong with this meetup page? ONE MINUTE and there's no sign up button. I find it hard to believe that this many times I've gotten here so quickly and someone already beat me here so many times the past few days. This is like bidding on eBay, hahaha!

    August 3, 2011

  • Nathaniel L.

    OK this is just ridiculous again. Two more within the past three minutes and they're already gone? Ugh... :-P

    August 3, 2011

  • Michael D. M.

    Clever, but Google supplying a bigger space is better for all of us.

    August 2, 2011

  • Nathaniel L.

    I wonder if I can write a Selenium script that refreshes this page and tries to click the appropriate button... :-)

    1 · August 2, 2011

  • Michael D. M.

    Google can't find a larger location to house more people? Odds are they do. So cough it up.

    August 2, 2011

  • Nathaniel L.

    Not owning a smart phone is really kicking me in the a$$ right about now. :-)

    August 2, 2011

  • Nathaniel L.

    OK now this is just ridiculous.
    The email is from 2 minutes ago.

    August 2, 2011

  • Nathaniel L.

    Too late... :-\ The spot opened up about a half hour ago.

    August 2, 2011

  • Matt D.

    wtf. There was a spot open but no button to join. What is going on here?!

    August 2, 2011

  • Nathaniel L.

    I should just give up trying to claim an open spot. :-)

    August 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Agreed, I managed the BarCampNYC waiting list the same way (you have x hours to claim your ticket).

    August 2, 2011

  • Nathaniel L.

    I understand that. I just don't agree that this is the best way to handle the waiting list. An automatic waiting list that requires a confirmation within a certain time frame - say 4 hours for argument's sake - would be fair to people who have been waiting for a long time so newcomers can't just "snipe" their way in while also making sure that someone who is no longer interested won't just be automatically added to the event attendance.

    1 · August 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    No doubt there are people marked as attending that will not show up, this method is just reducing that "now show" count.

    August 2, 2011

  • Nathaniel L.

    I've been actively waiting for weeks, and I've missed almost ten spots that opened up, plus you could apply your logic to people who are actually attending... there's nothing stopping someone from neglecting to give up their spot even if they know they're not attending.

    August 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Because some people may have joined that no longer want to go and won't bother returning their newly acquired ticket. This method makes sure they get the actively waiting people.

    August 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why not using automatic waiting list?

    August 2, 2011

  • Matt D.

    OK, who is using sniping software on these open spots? I mean seriously, do I have to sit and hit refresh on this page all day? :)

    August 1, 2011

  • Nathaniel L.

    Those spots go almost as fast as stuff on the American Express wish site.

    July 28, 2011

  • Dennis P.

    wow we went from 2 open spots to 62 people on the wait-list in ... 30 seconds?

    July 28, 2011

  • Nathaniel L.

    Just tell your boss that you're attending an industry event where you'll learn things that could help you improve the code you write at your job. Either that or call in sick. ;-)

    July 28, 2011

  • Aidan F.

    a hackathon on a thursday afternoon? you might have some trouble finding people who arent busy with, y'know, jobs.

    July 27, 2011

  • Saurabh G.

    For those who are on the waitlist, we are doing another event on August 18th. You can register here for that event.

    https://sites.google.com/site/appsscripthackathon/

    July 27, 2011

  • Nathaniel L.

    That sounds like just about the same number of people who were attending before the spots opened up! LOL

    Argh... I didn't even see those e-mails until just now so obviously they're all gone... :-(

    July 27, 2011

  • Amit K.

    Any chance of finding a venue that can accommodate more people? There's already 50 people on the waitlist!

    1 · July 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    No waitlist?

    June 27, 2011

  • Saurabh G.

    I am a member of Google Apps Script team and I will be presenting. If you have any specific questions then you can ask at this link here anytime until the meetup starts.

    http://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=91be0&t=91be0.40

    See you at the Meetup!

    And sorry about the NDA but we have to get lawyers out of our way!

    June 23, 2011

  • Michael B.

    Out of curiosity: who is presenting?

    June 21, 2011

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