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 analytics show that half our viewers are just people struggling to us AWS. Speaking of capitalizing on shitty UI, stay tuned in the future where we'll offer
Deploy a MySQL database that auto-creates endpoints for itself.
It wasn’t too long ago that I haphazardly forced us down a journey of exploring Google Cloud’s cloud SQL service. The focus of this exploration was Google’s accompanying REST API for all of its cloud SQL instances. That API turned out to be a relatively disappointing administrative API which did little to extend the features you’d
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 propaganda, where I will henceforth bombard you with persuasive and subtle messaging to sell your soul to Google. Let's be
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 opinionated, but so far I've only stated objective facts.
Now that you've joined the club, you may have found yourself
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 way, we can just make this menage a trois work. What entices me about Cloud SQL is the existence of
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 an equivalent on GPC, but certain subtleties exist, such as the lack of Python serverless functions and so forth. That