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Published : Oct 26, 2022
Oct 2022
Assess ? Worth exploring with the goal of understanding how it will affect your enterprise.

Unfortunately, a big part of the world still runs on spreadsheets and will continue to do so. They're the ultimate tool to let anyone build those small custom tools tailored to their exact needs. However, when you want to enhance them with a level of logic that requires "real" code, the low-code nature of spreadsheets can then become a constraint. If you're with a company that, like Thoughtworks, uses Google's G-Suite, Clasp enables you to apply at least some Continuous Delivery practices to Apps Script code. You can write the code outside of the Apps Script project, which creates options for testing, source control and build pipelines; it even lets you use TypeScript. Clasp has been around for a while, and you shouldn’t expect a programming environment with all of the usual comforts, but it can greatly improve the experience of using Apps Script.

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