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James Ferreira
Works at Southwest Software Designs
Attended UNM
Lives in Albuquerque, NM
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  • NM Attorney General
    CIO, 2011
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Currently the CEO of Southwest Software Designs where we Personalize Google Apps.
Check out our free Add-ons in the Google Docs and Spreadsheets stores.

Founder of http://GoogleScriptExamples.com, the largest place on the web for custom Google Apps Script libraries and code examples. You can also ask questions on our G+ Google Script Examples Page. Please use a public tag. 

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James Ferreira, owner of Southwest Software Designs, develops and manages several Google Add-ons that help millions of users get the most out of their Google experience.  He also teaches classes across the nation and has spoken at national conferences and technical events like Google I/O. Previously serving as Chief Information Officer for the New Mexico Office of Attorney General where migrated the first government agency to Google Apps, and wrote free software to extend Google Apps for education and non-profit.


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I wrote the first O'Reilly book about Google Apps Script
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Hi everyone. I've been writing books, teaching, building tons of apps for Google and am one of your Google Developer Experts. Part of my responsibility as a GDE is to find out what you need help with and recommend a solution. My expertise is in Google Apps where I primarily use Apps Script to connect everything together so it works the way you want it to. Please ask me some questions. 
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This really makes me think about the Google platform. So many resources, so few Solution Architects. 
 
This image has been around before, but it is the main challenge facing change, progress and evolution.
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Please review my book. 
 
Need your help!

I know even with the best copy editors that there can be a few typos and such in any book. However, the reviews I have gotten on O'Reilly and Amazon are not very good and I hope you all have had a better experience. 

If you do like the book please do me a favor and write a little something at:
http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920032557.do and 
http://www.amazon.com/Google-Apps-Script-Application-Development/dp/1491946180
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SWSD Global’s ‘Awesome Job!’ Salute

From time to time we like to acknowledge the great work being accomplished by others in our continually growing industry. Today, we salute ViWO Inc., a leading cloud solutions provider that really lives up to its mission of helping organizations realize and benefit from the transformational power of the cloud. 

Medical manufacturer, OxyHealth, needed a customer relationship management (CRM) system for its burgeoning business and the company wanted automated email tracking, calendar
synching, and a quick and easy way to work with their CRM.  It was ViWO to the rescue as they quickly went to work to deploy ZOHO CRM and Google Apps for Work.  Not only did they overcome a number of challenges, they did it all in about a week!

It is this kind of effort and problem resolution that makes all of us in the technology business benefit from positive experiences with the ever-growing movement to the cloud.  In short, success stories like the ViWO-OxyHealth collaboration is good for business.  Awesome job ViWO!
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Startup Tech Company Expands in Albuquerque

(Albuquerque,N.M.)...SWSD Global, dba Southwest Software Designs, LLC, today announced that it is expanding its headquarters in New Mexico’s largest city.

World renowned Google Cloud Platform solutions architect, James Ferreira, said his software company’s business has been growing quickly so he is adding staff to keep up.

“New Mexico has been good to me and now that I am in a position to do so, I want to give something back and, in my mind, providing even a few jobs in today’s rough economy is the right thing to do, ” he said.

SWSD Global recently hired two sales representatives, a sales assistant, a graphic artist, and a client development director for the Albuquerque headquarters. The company also employs a production manager in Seattle, and developers in India and China. Ferreira describes his business as an innovative software design company that specializes in development on the Google Cloud Platform.

“Let me put it this way,” said Ferreira. “Have you ever wished that Google Apps could?…(fill in the blank)..that’s what we do, if you think it, we can make it and take your business to a new level. Our company mantra is ‘We Personalize Google Apps!’

Ferreira says he plans to keep adding personnel as his business continues to grow in Albuquerque and worldwide.

Ferreira’s background includes authoring the first O'Reilly book about Google Apps Script and, as a partner in a previous development venture, he developed and managed several Google Add-ons used by millions. An online visit to Google Docs and/or the Spreadsheet stores, will show the free Add-ons Ferreira produced, such as Thesaurus, Clip Art, Bible Verse and Charts. He also founded GoogleScriptExamples, the largest place on the web for custom Google Apps Script libraries and code examples. He taught classes across the country and has spoken at national conferences and technical events like Google I/O.
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We made a video to help people understand what we do. Enjoy! 
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The big problem with IFRAME  is that file upload stop working. I found some people suggesting tricks to workaround this bug, like use GooglePicker API, and others code changes. But, none makes me happy. I really would like to use AngularJS module or Polymer in GAS. Until now I didn't figure in my tests, some way to make a file upload using IFRAME in a easy and elegant way. If someone has a suggestion will be very welcome. 
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This is so awesome!
 
Not 100% happy with the Apps Script code editor?
+Jean-Rémi Delteil made a Chrome extension to improve the experience!
For now on it only brings a better color scheme on the syntax highlighting but more is coming!
This extension change the color style of the google apps script editor
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Thanks James for your time today and yes I am definitely ready to join a globally distributed workforce
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