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Steven Bazyl
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Coming up at I/O -- a good look behind the scenes of the WhatsApp/Drive integration. Looking forward to it!
Coming to Google I/O 2016? Come check out Randall Sarafa's and my talk on our WhatsApp/Google Drive Backup integration.

It was a fun (and challenging journey) and we'll be taking a close, behind-the-scenes look at how we landed it (and what our biggest challenges were).

Day 2, 10am, Stage 9

If you're not able to attend I/O this year, the talk will be recorded and I'll add the video link to this post when available.

#io16

https://events.google.com/io2016/schedule?sid=e8c824f1-0bef-e511-a517-00155d5066d7#day2/e8c824f1-0bef-e511-a517-00155d5066d7

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So, Rey like HAS to be Han and Leia's daughter right?  I mean, dropping her off and abandoning her when she was five was, like, the only way to keep her alive, ya know??
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Sure, it's a shameless plug, but how can you resist that face ;)

Vote for Josie to be the next Gerber Baby. Voting is open through December 14th at https://gerber.promo.eprize.com/photosearch2014/. You can search by "Josie, Pacifica" or type in her entry ID#346674.  Thanks for your vote!!

*This message approved by the Elect Josie as the Next Gerber Baby Committee,
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Here's a nice little feature that escaped our documentation attention a while back. 

If you've been longing for the expand-acl parameter to return, good news. You can request in-line expansion of permissions (and custom properties in files and changes calls.

The magic incantation requires using the fields query parameter. Of course everyone should already be using this to keep the response bodies all nice and svelt. Explicitly including the permissions or properties resources will cause them to be expanded in-line.

And by explicit, I mean really explicit. Broad patterns like "*", "items", and so on aren't enough. The specific path, such as "items/permissions" for files.list or "items/file/permissions" for changes.list needs to be included.

Once you're familiar with how the fields parameter syntax works, it's not at all hard to do. And with the ability to expand some of the nested collections in-line, you can reduce the overall # of queries you need to make if your app needs them.

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Thanks Github & Gmail for making my life a tiny bit easier :)

Heads up, the Google Drive file open URL format is changing from http://docs.google.com/file to http://drive.google.com/file. Please keep in mind that as these URL formats are subject to change. We recommend using the Drive Web API to get reliable file URLs.

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Josie doing her impression of the awesome smiley :)
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