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Discussion on: August 6th, 2020: What did you learn this week?

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Mike Bybee

Here's an idea I'm working on myself: Let a user connect theirs and use it to keep your "real" cloud database (e.g. Firebase Cloud Firestore, DynamoDB, FaunaDB) within free tier for as long as possible (or just more affordable in general) by offloading their old sales data (e.g. older than this month, per transaction, whatever) to their own Google Drive account.

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Rafi

I once built a simple jobs board with google sheet as the database and google forms as a way to collect data.

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Mike Bybee

That's actually how I set up comments on my now-ancient personal site (static and built a long time ago with Foundation v5 and an old version of Assemble still based on grunt). I added an "approved" column to the Sheet not available in the form (a Handlebars partial which appended the page URL and submitted to Google Forms via AJAX), so I could moderate the comments in Google Sheets after getting an email of a new Google Forms submission.

It's so old that I don't think I ever got around to updating it after Google changed their CORS policy. Bloop.