Developers and IT operations pros of all stripes come to Google Cloud to build modern, cloud-first and cloud-native applications. Here’s the latest from Google Cloud on everything app dev, containers, Kubernetes, DevOps, serverless and open source, all in one place.


Week of Mar 28 – Apr 1 2022

Another cool thing you can do with Cloud Functions
Got data you want to ingest from Cloud Storage to BigQuery? Cloud Functions can help with that. This tutorial shows you how.

Add custom severity levels to Cloud Monitoring alert policies
Not all alerts are created equal. In this blog post, learn how to add static and dynamic severity levels to a Cloud Monitoring alert policy, with enhanced notification channels including email, webhooks, Cloud Pub/Sub and PagerDuty.

Learn how to use CPU allocation controls in Cloud Run
Last fall, we added “always-on CPU” capabilities to Cloud Run, making it a better fit for running background- and other asynchronous-processing tasks. In this post, Developer Advocate Wesley Chun uses a weather alerting app to demonstrate how to use the feature, and along the way, reduces the app’s average user response latency by over 80%.


Week of Mar 21 – Mar 25 2022


Get Going with latest Go 1.18 release
With the release of version 1.18, the Go programming language now includes support for generic code using parameterized types, integrated fuzz testing, and a new Go workspace mode that makes it simple to work with multiple modules. Learn more here.


Week of Mar 14 – Mar 18 2022


Create EventArc triggers with Terraform
In addition to the Google Cloud Console or gcloud, you can also use a Terraform resource to create an Eventarc trigger. Mete Atamel shows you how.

Scaling to new markets with Cloud Run
French publisher Les Echos Le Parisien Annonces switched from dedicated on-prem infrastructure to Cloud Run to supplement its main news site with regional variations. Les Echos shares its website architecture here.

The serverless way to celebrate Pi Day
In honor of Pi Day, Google Cloud Developer Advocate Emma Haruka Iwao shows you how to use the new Cloud Functions (2nd gen) to calculate Ï€ — serverlessly.


Week of Mar 07 – Mar 11 2022


Rhode Island moves to Google Cloud-based job board
When the pandemic hit, the State of Rhode Island moved its workforce development operations entirely online on a foundation of Google Workspace and Google Cloud resources, including Firestore, Cloud Functions, and Kubernetes, among others. Check out how they did it.

Containerized microservices at Lowe’s
Lowe’s already told us how they use SRE. They’re at it again, describing how they built an e-commerce website using a containerized microservices architecture and Kubernetes, with Istio for service mesh and Cloud Operations for good measure.

Cruise AVs hit the road with Google Cloud services
Autonomous Vehicle (AV) startup Cruise detailed how it’s using data analytics and machine learning on a foundation of Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and other services to develop and test its self-driving cars. Read the guest post.

L’Oréal’s data analytics gets a makeover with serverless
We’re hurtling toward a programmable cloud — a world where developers use cloud-native serverless tools like Cloud Functions to quickly prototype and build powerful, data-driven business insights. L’Oréal is a great example.

Better telemetry for your Anthos clusters
Anthos Service Mesh Dashboard is now available (public preview) on the Anthos clusters on Bare Metal and Anthos clusters on VMware. Now, you can get out-of-the-box telemetry dashboards to see a services-first view of your application on the Cloud Console.

Instrument your Java apps
With the new version of the Google Cloud Logging Java library, you can wire your application logs with more information — without adding a single line of code.

Visualize metrics from Cloud Spanner
Building an app on top of Cloud Spanner but can’t assess how well it’s operating? The new OpenTelemetery receiver for Cloud Spanner provides an easy way for you to process and visualize metrics from Cloud Spanner System tables, and export these to the APM tool of your choice. Read more here.


Week of Feb 28 – Mar 4 2022


Introducing Cloud SDK
The rebranded Cloud SDK is a collection of all the libraries and tools (including Google Cloud CLI) you need to interact with Google Cloud products and services. Learn more here.

Cloud CLI, meet Terraform
Google Cloud CLI’s new Declarative Export for Terraform allows you to export the current state of your Google Cloud infrastructure into a descriptive file compatible with Terraform (HCL) or Google’s KRM declarative tooling, and is now available in preview.

Knative graduates to incubating project 
Congratulations to Knative, which has been accepted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, or CNCF, as an incubating project, enabling the next phase of serverless architecture.

We manage Prometheus so you don’t have to
Google Cloud Managed Service for Prometheus is now generally available! Get all the benefits of open source-compatible monitoring with the ease of use of Google-scale managed services. Learn more here.



By: Google Cloud Content & Editorial
Source: Google Cloud Blog

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