Blog Article

Lots of learning

Published: March 5, 2020

Wow! Soooo long since my last blog post. Since then I have been 'hiding in my cave' doing lots of learning. I am proud of all the things I had to learn to publish the latest GSuite Add-on: Automagical Forms.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of things I was learning (enough to get things to work, don't ask me to explain why they work ;) while not blogging since October:

  • Node.js
  • Google Cloud Platform
    • Cloud Functions
    • Cloud APIs
  • AWS
    • S3 APIs
    • Lamda
    • DynamoDB
  • Encryption
  • Hashing
  • All about PDFs
    • looking at PDF binary, decoding, encoding, way too much PDF stuff
  • Machine Learning
    • Training Models
    • Testing AWS vs GCP platforms for modeling
  • Artificial Intelligence (who knew that all those Graph Theory classes I took in Graduate School would have an application one day!)
  • GSuite Add-on
    • Card UI (all that HTML I learned for UI in my Add-ons is no longer valid :( )
    • New APIs and code flows
    • Manifests
  • Typescript
  • Functional programming
  • Why some ES6 code won't work in Google Apps Script
  • New GSuite Marketplace publishing process
  • Developing for GDPR, FERPA, COPPA, and HIPPA compliance

I plan on blogging about the GSuite Marketplace publishing process and hopefully some of the other topics in depth, but I have a few other Add-ons to put the finishing touches and get them out publicly in the coming week(s).