Get ready for NEXT 21’, all you’d ever need to swot up on GCP.

Overview

In preparation for Google Next 21' , there are some tools and sources out there that can really help guide and inform you through all of this, without frying your synapses with cloud native information overload.

Funnily enough, Google themselves do provide a ton of excellent content on their main GCP site - here’s my pick:

 

Google Cloud latest news and announcements

Google’s own “What’s New in GCP” presents a weekly digest of what’s been going on - good to review every now and again if you haven’t hit the main blog in a while.

 

Google, top level 

Yeah, ikr, but sometimes RTFM really can work if you’ve heard about something specific and need to dive in. Not always the easiest to navigate though, so be prepared to spend some time understanding how information is organised for each offering (Overview, Guides, Reference, Resources across the top, further links, tutorials etc on the LHS), as in the following pic:

 

 

 

Each service or feature has its own Release Notes section under the resources tab

You can also get XML feeds of these notes if it’s easier or a single feed that combines all products.

Cloud Reference Architectures and Diagrams | Cloud Architecture Center

Much more detailed, but worth an occasional quick search if you heard about something on one of the other sources

The Cloud Girl 

Prefer things graphical? Turns out googler Priyanka Vergadia is a talented doodler too, explaining all of the GCP main cloud services in these compact and informative graphics.

The Google Cloud Developer's Cheat Sheet

Need to really quickly know the difference between Datatore and Spanner? DataProc and DataPrep? Ant and Dec..( stop it - Ed.) - then look no further than this handy cheat sheet, with all of the GCP services described in four words or less. A nice one to have bookmarked.

 

Where are you watching Google Next 21?
Why not join us at our watch parties, located in London!

 

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