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Building Your Next Big Thing with Google Cloud Platform: A Guide for Developers and Enterprise Architects

Google is known for the scalability, reliability, and efficiency of its various online products, from Google Search to Gmail. And the results are impressive. Google Search, for example, returns results literally within fractions of second. How is this possible? Because Google custom-builds both hardware and software, including servers, switches, networks, data centers, the operating system’s stack, application frameworks, applications, and APIs. Have you ever imagined what you could build if you are able to tap the same infrastructure that Google uses to create and manage its products? Now you can! Building Your Next Big Thing with Google Cloud Platform shows you how to take advantage of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) technologies to build all kinds of cloud-hosted software and services for both public and private consumption. Whether you need a simple virtual server to run your legacy application or you need to architect a sophisticated high-traffic web application, GCP provides all the tools and products required to create innovative applications and a robust infrastructure to manage them. Using this book as your compass, you can navigate your way through the Google Cloud Platform and turn your ideas into reality. The authors, all Google Developer Experts in GCP, systematically introduce GCP products one at a time and discuss their strengths and limitations. But rather than a manual-like “tell all” approach, the emphasis is on how to get things done. That’s how you will get up to speed with Google Cloud Platform as quickly as possible. You will learn how to use these technologies, among others: * Google Compute Engine* Google App Engine* Google Next-Generation Advanced Virtualization Platform* Google Cloud SQL and Cloud Datastore* Google BigQuery and Big Data Analytics* Google Cloud DNS, Cloud Endpoints, and Translate API Using real-world examples, the authors first walk you through the basics of cloud technology and public cloud services. Then they dive right into GCP and how you can use it to solve your IT problems, build new products, analyze big data, and much more. Whether startup or Fortune 500, your company has never had easier access to world-class production, product development, and infrastructure tools. GCP is your ticket to leveraging your skills and knowledge into reliable, scalable, and efficient products-just like Google.

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