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Mambo [PersonRank 10]

Friday, December 1, 2006
15 years ago4,696 views

Cool. How much harder are the GData APIs to use, compared to the easier Google APIs, like Maps?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

The Base API was pretty easy, it just uses REST, I believe (you download an XML/Atom file via HTTP and then parse it), I hacked up this sample:
http://blogoscoped.com/base/

However for this sample I did not use any authentication feature other than providing a developer key, i.e. I didn't actually change data!

telcogod [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

yawn

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I'm still waiting for the client libraries (C#, C++, Python etc.) to be updated with support for the Spreadsheet API. Who wants to specify and parse all that XML manually?

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

okay... if I'm reading the documentation right... you can not overwrite cells?
only write to blank ones?
That's CRAZY!

I thought I could handle all the limitations I read about until I saw that!

Reto.... welcome to Web 2.0! If you don't have a good method for parsing XML, you may be left in the dark...
(almost every language has some good libraries you can use... I work with c# all the time!)

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Has anyone else done any work with the spreadsheet API?

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