Cloud Computing Based Web Applications. Examples and Considerations on Google Apps Script
Proceedings of the IE 2017 International Conference, pp.64-69, ISSN 2284-7472
9 Pages Posted: 8 May 2017
Date Written: April 22, 2017
The ordinary use of the ICT related “cloud” term mostly refers to the use of it for storing common office type files and accessing them with their corresponding remote applications. If considering the operating and processing part, the cloud computing collocation it is more inspired to use. The paper comes after some experiences of the authors in developing small general purpose applications by using the Google’s cloud scripting language put to work behind Google Drive and able to automatically run sequences triggered by different events including time or dynamically deploy them as web applications with a distinctive macro indicative in their URLs. The paper also presents some considerations on processing needs exceeding daily quotas of a single account and not suitable to be solved just by scripting behind a Google form or sheet. Consequently the authors exemplify some sides of the concept of installable and scalable cloud based web application requiring sign in to someone’s account together with authorizations for execution on his cloud drive and meant for real world scenarios in business, education and so on.
Keywords: cloud computing, GAS (Google Apps Script), quotas, application scalability
JEL Classification: C88, O33, Y80
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