Thursday, February 15, 2007

Google Spreadsheet Charting

Google just keeps moving forward little by little toward a complete set of tools for the business user.

You can start making your Google Spreadsheet more full featured by offering code samples that allow you to implement spreadsheet charting in your web page or web application that is tied in with a Google Spreadsheet.

Here is an example of how innovative developers are using the google apps. This was made based on the fantastic JSON spreadsheet example from Google and the dynamic charting example from PlotKit. It follows that this uses the Plotkit charting library & Google Spreadsheets API.'

Using this tool from you can 1) Load Spreadsheet Data 2) Customize chart output 3) Embed it in your website

Good stuff.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Structuring My World

It always comes in waves, but I keep picking up new ways to structure my world and keep my thoughts and project organized.

Currently the Google Platform is doing most of the heavy lifting for me. I use Google Reader constantly for all my data feeds and organizing my information for myself.

In addition to Google Reader I am heavily using Google Notebook to gather my thoughts. Since I spend most of my day on the computer and I use Firefox having a Google Notebook Firefox Add-On is the key player in recording my thoughts as they come into my head. I gather them in their raw format for organizing later.

I also use Google Notebook Firefox Add-on for gathering information as I am surfing the internet, recording a snippet of information and a link to the source is as easy as highlight and right click. Since I keep my Google Notebook on my "inbox" by default. I can go in here regularly and organize my incoming data into other various folders as I see fit.

Some folders I even make public and utilize the RSS Feed in my Google Reader to feed my own thoughts and findings back to myself for evaluation. Then I can even share from there.

Now this weekend there is a Google Notebook can only get better.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

My Prayers Have Been Answered with Google Notes API

I have been wishing for a google notes API for weeks now. Ever since I heavily adopted using Google Notes I have really been wanting an API to be able to manipulate more.

Together with Google Reader my Google Notebook are tools that I use on a daily basis. I utilize my Firefox Google Notebook add-on to gather my thoughts and gather data from web sites I visit on the fly.

I have been integrating usage of Google Notebook in various business models as a tool because it is so versatile for storing and organizing data.

Now that there is an API the sky is the limit....wait to see more!!