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Last active Mar 17, 2021
Node.js - Accessing a spreadsheet using the Google Sheets API

Using the Sheets API

To access the Sheets API, you will need to enable the Sheets API, obtain credentials, and grant access to your Sheet.

Based on these instructions

1. Enabling the Sheets API

  1. Open the Google Developers Console
  2. Select your project or create a new one (and then select it)
AnalyzePlatypus /
Created May 13, 2020
Use serverless function to send low-volume emails without 3rd party mail services.

Sending email with serverless functions

You can deploy this function on any of the serverless platforms - AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Functions, Azure Functions, Netlify, Cloudflare Workers, etc.

  1. Create a new function and paste in the following code.
  2. You will need to add nodemailer to your package.json (npm i nodemailer), and follow your platform's instructions on bundling dependencies.
  3. Obtain Gmail API credentials for your account. You will need clientID, clientSecret, and refreshToken. Follow this YouTube tutorial
  4. Expose these credentials as the follwing environment variables:

Vue.js: Use without increasing initial bundle size

There's no questions about it: in the age of "fat" frontend clients, less bloat is better. A useful technique is to split off large libraries into separate Webpack chunks so the they don't take up space in your main bundle, delaying the initial load of your webapp. I like doing this with what I call the "installer pattern". Every split-out library gets its own "installer", an async function that loads the Webpack chunk, performs any initializations or configuration necessary, and then informs the relevant parts of your app that loading has completed.

Here's what that pattern looks like for installing the error reporting SDK:

First, add Sentry to your project:


Stripe Checkout: Multiple Checkout buttons on the same page

Suppose you have a Stripe Checkout page setup to sell a product.

To link to your payment page, you must generate a Checkout button HTML snippet for display on your site. However, the default snippet only supports one Checkout button. You cannot have several Checkout buttons for the same product on the same page.

This gist modifies Stripe's generated snippet to support several buttons.

AnalyzePlatypus / jsPDF_convert_points_to_other_units.js
Last active Nov 20, 2019
jsPDF helper function: Convert points to other units
View jsPDF_convert_points_to_other_units.js
function convertPointsToUnit(points, unit) {
// Unit table from
var multiplier;
switch(unit) {
case 'pt': multiplier = 1; break;
case 'mm': multiplier = 72 / 25.4; break;
case 'cm': multiplier = 72 / 2.54; break;
case 'in': multiplier = 72; break;
case 'px': multiplier = 96 / 72; break;
case 'pc': multiplier = 12; break;
AnalyzePlatypus /
Last active Aug 8, 2020
Helper function for line-wrapping in jsPDF
AnalyzePlatypus / getImageKitModifiers.js
Created Sep 5, 2019
Generate image editing modifiers for
View getImageKitModifiers.js
import getImageKitModifierQueryString from "getImageKitModifiers.js";
const myImageKey = "image.jpg";
const modifierQueryString = getImageKitModifierQueryString({
width: 45,
AnalyzePlatypus /
Last active Jun 11, 2021
Vue.js 2.7: Detect clicks outside an element (Close modals, popups, etc.)

Detecting outside clicks in Vue.js

See this StackOverflow thread

First off, include the directive at the end of this gist.

  1. On your open button, make sure to use @click.stop to prevent the open click event from closing your modal.
  2. On your modal, add the v-click-outside directive and points it at a function to call when clicked outside.