Google App Scripting

I’ve been blissfully unaware of the scripting component built into Google Apps. Whoa! Shockingly easy! This kind of thing has always been around in Microsoft products and pretty easy to use but the “cloudiness” of Google Docs makes it feel like a whole different creature. The scripting is so simple that even a total n00b could get things done. Behold:

(oh, you need to be logged into Google to read that link.)

The Open Source community really needs to get on this kind of thing. We should be leading this kind of ecosystem but, so far, it seems to be largely the domain of corporations projecting the power of their proprietary platforms.