Using Google’s spreadsheet scripting tools for automation

I was recently taken on for a startup that specialized in finding SEO related issues in WordPress blogs, and they had a very interesting setup. Google Spreadsheets allows for fairly complicated scripting, with a language based around JavaScript. You can create buttons, make HTTP requests, and generate data with it, among other things. The startup…Read More

Running Scripts inside Java with ECMAScript

Something that’s in demand for every project being developed is configurability. These days, everything needs to be changeable. Languages, layouts, themes, colors, everything. In some projects, though, simply having a config file to load key values from is not enough. Sometimes people want to add simple scripts to their system, usually for automation.In the project…Read More

HTTP API wrappers

Most APIs for online applications (Facebook, Twitter, Shipstation, etc) are in the form of an HTTP API. An HTTP endpoint is an online URL you can make requests to, similarly to how a browser would make requests to a normal website. The HTTP server would take requests with parameters and return relevant data. For example,…Read More