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Evaluating Google Cloud Platform’s offerings: tutorials, comparisons, and opinions on GCP as a whole.

Deploy Application Containers with GCP App Engine

Doing everything to avoid server configuration or any mild discomfort.

We've been on a bit of a tear lately on Google Cloud lately (or at least I have) , and I have no desire to stop any time soon. I probably should though...  our own analytics show that half our viewers

Google Cloud Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Oct 25
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Creating Google Cloud Functions Running Python 3.7

GCP scores another victory by trivializing serverless functions

The more I explore Google Cloud's endless catalog of cloud services, the more I really like Google Cloud. This is why before moving forward, I'd like to be transparent that this blog has become little more than thinly veiled Google

Google Cloud Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Oct 18
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Connect to your Google Cloud Compute Engine

Configuring SSH and file transfers in Google Cloud

So you've taken a leap and decided to host your VPS on Google Cloud: let me be the first to congratulate you on joining the clearly superior cloud platform of our modern era. I would apologize for being so openly

Google Cloud Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Sep 05
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Postgres as a Google Cloud Service

Deep Dive into Cloud SQL and its out-of-the-box API

Well folks, I have a confession to make. I've been maintaining an affair with two lovers. That's right; they're none other than Postgres, and Google Cloud. While such polygamy may be shunned by the masses, I believe that somehow, some

Google Cloud Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Aug 10
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Create a VPS with Google Cloud: Compute Engine

Spin up an instance and configure DNS with relative ease

For the last few weeks I've been enamored with Google's cloud platform, aptly named Google Cloud Platform. GCP contains the things you might expect from a young player in the 'screw AWS' space: much of what exists on AWS has

Google Cloud Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Jul 14
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