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Google Sheets can be a really powerful tool when combined with Apps Script. Apps Scripts is like macros in MS Excel but with a lot more extensibility.

Picture this — You have an eCommerce site and you require a spreadsheet to be updated as and when an order is placed. You can pull the data using APIs at fixed intervals but a neater way to do this is to use Google Sheets as a webserver or a webhook.

In this article, I will show you how you can convert your Google Sheet into a web application to capture data and populate the sheet. …


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Freelancing is hard. Whether you are a graphic designer, writer, or coder you inevitably also need to be a salesperson and a marketer.

I have been freelancing for 8 years now. What started as a side gig during my college years became a full-time job. I have been a graphic designer, web designer, and now I am a coder. I have had a lot of great clients, and even some bad ones.

If you are going into freelancing or have been freelancing for some time here are some tips that will help you.

1. Always Over Deliver

This is something I wish I learned early on. Over delivering beyond the scope of a project has several benefits. First, it quickly helps to establish a good relationship with a client. …


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If you have some experience with Python, chances are good that you have used the Requests library at some point. It is a wonderful library for making HTTP requests and interacting with APIs.

The advantage of Requests is that it’s simple and syntactically sweet. The disadvantage is that it currently doesn’t work with Async IO — which can be really slow if you are dealing with many HTTP requests.

HTTPX is a new HTTP client with async support. It is very similar to Requests. …


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Let’s face it, being productive is hard. But getting distracted is way too easy!

Open YouTube and there will be something interesting to watch. Once you finish watching that there are 10 more videos that you have to see. Without realizing, you have wasted an hour pointlessly. And an hour that you could have spent on a useful habit. Sound familiar?

As a freelancer with ADHD, I need to use my limited hours of focus as effectively as possible. This means I cannot get lost in the endless stream of content on the internet. …


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Thinking of becoming a freelancer? I hate to break it to you — It’s not easy.

I am 25 years old and have been freelancing for 7 years. I started out in college as a graphic designer, did some web designing and then became a backend developer. In the last 3 years, I have traveled to 7 countries, read many books and have become fit. The extra time you get is a major perk of being a freelancer. Every time I tell someone that I work from home, they remark on how ‘lucky’ I am.

But it comes with caveats and I want people to know about them. …

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Maulin Tolia

Freelance Backend developer and wannabe writer. I write about Freelancing, Life, IoT & Finance! linkedin.com/in/mntolia/

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