TU9: Google Cloud Functions
Broadcast Date: 09 June2017
Presenters: Riël Notermans, Bruce Mcpherson, Steve Webster, Martin Hawksey
In this episode we are joined by Riël Notermans from Zzapps.nl. Riël will introduce how Firebase Cloud Functions can be used with Google Apps Script. We are also joined by Bruce Mcpherson who discusses how Google Cloud Functions can be used as 'micro services' that can be used and reused interoperably across code projects.
Resources (see highlights below for additional links):
Introducing Cloud Functions for Firebase in Google Apps Script
In this clip Riël Notermans introduces Cloud Functions for Firebase as a way to get around Google Apps Script quota limits. As part of this Riël shows all the steps needed to setup and deploy a cloud function from Firebase, demonstrating how they can be used to overcome the Apps Script 10MB UrlFetchApp payload limit.
Using Cloud Functions as Micro Services
Bruce Mcpherson discusses how Google Cloud Functions can be used as 'micro services' that can be used and reused interoperably across code projects. As part of this Bruce demonstrates how the Google Maps API can be used in a cloud function to serve data to a range of tools developed within Google Sheets and native web interfaces.