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Google Apps Script is a programming language created in 2009.

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Apps Script is a scripting language for light-weight application development in the G Suite platform. It is based on JavaScript 1.6 with some portions of 1.7 and 1.8 and provides subset of ECMAScript 5 API, however instead of running on the client, it gets executed in the Google Cloud. According to Google, Apps Script "provides easy ways to automate tasks across Google products and third party services." Apps Script is also the tool that powers the add-ons for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.. Read more on Wikipedia...


Example from hello-world:
function helloWorld() { Logger.log("Hello World"); }
Example from Wikipedia:
function doGet() { var app = UiApp.createApplication(); app.add(app.createHTML("<b>Hello World!</b>")); return app; }

Language features

Feature Supported Token Example
Strings "
"Hello world"
Print() Debugging Logger.log

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