Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Up and Running with Google Cloud Platform (2013) with Joseph Lowery

I'm always interested in what Google is doing. While this video is 2 years old and ancient in the digital world, I still wanted to gauge how well I kept up on Google for the past few years and what I was using that was successful for me, but also what I wasn't using and probably should have.


Google Cloud Platform makes the robust infrastructure of Google—including its high-speed network, servers, and software—available on an enterprise level but accessible to the everyday web developer. In this course, author Joseph Lowery introduces each of the service's five products: App Engine, Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, BigQuery, and Cloud SQL. Learn the basics of hosting a mobile app with App Engine and see how to analyze massive datasets in seconds with BigQuery. Then explore the benefits of Cloud Storage, including unlimited file storage and fast data retrieval, and learn how to establish a cloud-based private network with Compute Engine. Finally, the course walks through setting up and managing a cloud-based relational database with Cloud SQL.


  • Why Google Cloud Platform?
  • Deploying an app with Google App Engine
  • Activating and working with Google Cloud Storage
  • Loading, querying, and exporting data with BigQuery
  • Working with Cloud Storage buckets
  • Managing cloud-based private networks
  • Importing and exporting data
  • Scheduling backups
  • Working with Google Datastore


Joseph Lowery's books about the web and web-building tools are international bestsellers, having sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide in eleven different languages. His most recent books are the Dreamweaver CS5 Bible, HTML5 24-Hour Trainer and Adobe CS4 Web Workflows. Joe also wrote Dreamweaver 8: Beyond the Basics from lynda.com. He's built hundreds of web sites over the years, as well as numerous extensions and applications to help other web designers.

As a programmer, Joseph contributed two extensions to releases of Fireworks and many extensions available for Dreamweaver. He has presented at Adobe MAX numerous times, Seybold in both Boston and San Francisco, ThunderLizard's Web World, and KW Media Group's Mac Design Conference.

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