Google Introduces JavaScript Support for the Drive API

Janet Wagner, Data Journalist / Full Stack Developer
Sep. 20 2012, 10:00AM EDT

Recently Google announced the addition of installation scope to the Google Drive SDK and that the Documents List API would be retired in about one year. To further encourage developers in creating Google Drive applications, Google has introduced JavaScript support for the Drive API.

Google Drive

Image Credit: Google Official Blog

With the addition of JavaScript support, developers can now write a complete Google Drive application with JavaScript that will run entirely in the web browser. Browser based applications can support Drive API functionality including uploading, downloading and listing files, tracking changes, managing revisions and much more.

Google has added JavaScript snippets to all API reference documentation and has created a JavaScript Quickstart Guide to help developers quickly and easily get started with Google Drive.

Janet Wagner is a data journalist and full stack developer based in Toledo, Ohio. Her focus revolves around APIs, data visualization, machine learning, and data-driven journalism. Follow her on Twitter: @webcodepro, Google+, or send her an email.

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