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Google Cloud Platform in Action

JJ Geewax
Foreword by Urs Hölzle, Google
  • August 2018
  • ISBN 9781617293528
  • 632 pages
  • printed in black & white

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Demonstrates how to use GCP in practice while also explaining how things work under the hood.

From the Foreword by Urs Hölzle, SVP, Technical Infrastructure, Google
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Google Cloud Platform in Action teaches you to build and launch applications that scale, leveraging the many services on GCP to move faster than ever. You'll learn how to choose exactly the services that best suit your needs, and you'll be able to build applications that run on Google Cloud Platform and start more quickly, suffer fewer disasters, and require less maintenance.

about the technology

Thousands of developers worldwide trust Google Cloud Platform, and for good reason. With GCP, you can host your applications on the same infrastructure that powers Search, Maps, and the other Google tools you use daily. You get rock-solid reliability, an incredible array of prebuilt services, and a cost-effective, pay-only-for-what-you-use model. This book gets you started.

about the book

Google Cloud Platform in Action teaches you how to deploy scalable cloud applications on GCP. Author and Google software engineer JJ Geewax is your guide as you try everything from hosting a simple WordPress web app to commanding cloud-based AI services for computer vision and natural language processing. Along the way, you'll discover how to maximize cloud-based data storage, roll out serverless applications with Cloud Functions, and manage containers with Kubernetes. Broad, deep, and complete, this authoritative book has everything you need.

what's inside

  • The many varieties of cloud storage and computing
  • How to make cost-effective choices
  • Hands-on code examples
  • Cloud-based machine learning

about the reader

Written for intermediate developers. No prior cloud or GCP experience required.

about the author

JJ Geewax is a software engineer at Google, focusing on Google Cloud Platform and API design.

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