Alex Garneau

Hunted down from the computer jungles of NAIT all tangled up in a Kinect cable-trap, this slightly over-enthusiastic developer joined the team for the Flash programming experience and found himself taking a wild ride through programming technologies he never knew existed. Though he still gets a lot of Flash experience doing a few projects with the new technologies Adobe is still somehow releasing, much of his work and efforts come from learning and applying Javascript, HTML, CSS, SASS, and even the Google Dart language. He anticipates and accepts the usual challenge and enjoys making flashing lights go boom on the screen in his spare time. Keeps a pencil and sketchpad with him in case his mind starts going off on tangents, as that's usually how a child of two artists relieves stress. Makes great effort to keep things positive and PG-13 at all times, so nobody is afraid to ask him to share his thoughts on anything. His dream job is to do some crazy things with the Kinect. Talks to his computer frequently. Nobody around him thinks it's strange.

Scripting Google Spreadsheets

Turn your Google Spreadsheets into JSON without doing anything!

A while ago, I did a Flash project that was fairly heavily text-oriented. To help keep track of all the text, all the strings were given labels and placed in a JSON, spanning about 1500 lines and calling almost 4000 different references all throughout the code.

Later on down the road, the client contacted us and told me that they wanted the language of the strings in English and in French. Alright, no problem, just have to manually update these 4000 references and run checks to see what language is being used … no, ain’t happening like that.

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