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Brad Abrams has been at 1 events

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Vic Gundotra6,919,042Join us for a night of interactive simulations, hands-on experiences and live musical performances from Train and Paul Oakenfold.If you’re attending, make sure to grab the latest Google+ app for your Android phone and turn on Party Mode to share your experience with the world. #io12Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!2012-06-27 19:00:002657G+

Brad Abrams has been shared in 41 public circles

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Dina Tika417Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment.2014-06-17 13:08:21500003CC G+
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:54:12500001CC G+
Johnathan Yesson26,597Complete Circle Of Google Employee'sAdd this circle if you want to connect with the lovely people who work at our beloved Google.I have curated this circle personally and it list's ONLY Google staff.I personally LOVE Google in it's many forms and I think the people behind the scenes deserve some appreciation, so if your reading this follow these steps if you agree:1.) +1 2.) Comment3.) RE-SHARE4.) Add people***************************************************************The following people are some of my favourite G+'ers and I'd love them to re-share this circle if they would be so kind:+Christine DeGraff +Tancredi Matranga  +Vladimir Samsonov +Ludovic Moreeuw  +CircleCount +Edith Kukla +Miguel Almeida Sharing  +Michael Q Todd +Amanda Blain +Mikhail Petrovsky +Daniel Mihai Popescu  +Gorka Ortiz  +Erik Barrett  +Cristian Bianchi +Hoang Duong  +AyJay Schibig  +2014-04-16 12:59:42501215CC G+
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Glamor Retouching With Digital Make Up0Photo, photoblog, photography, fotography. fotographiya circle, photography circle2014-02-28 06:32:02501002CC G+
Jonha Revesencio0A list of some of the must-follow programmers and geeks on Google+ #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #geeksongoogle  2013-09-13 15:45:18250000CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018412CC G+
Sara Ataie23,050This is a very important Circle that I haven't shared at all.... Hope you enjoy it and find it as fun and interesting as I have!!! #Geek 2012-06-30 18:34:56493115CC G+
Thomas Power29,643to follow the Google I/O 2012 event over the next few days please use/share this Circle. This event is critical to the development of your knowledge of the Google+ ecosystem and most importantly the G+API.2012-06-27 06:15:011945610CC G+
Scott Knaster5,498version 4 update: Shared circle of Google I/O speakersIf you've already added the previous version of this shared circle, just add +Rich Hyndman and you'll be up to date. That's the only change in this version.Whether you're coming to San Francisco for Google I/O or participating online, there are many ways to keep up. Here's another: follow the I/O speakers by adding this shared circle. #io12  2012-06-27 03:51:201963176CC G+
Christian Kurzke (cnkurzke)8,673WOW, #io12  has not even started yet, and +Google+ is already on fire!If you guys try to stay on top of what's going on here, I'd like to share who I have on "speed dial" here in my "Movers and Shakers" circle.Most of them are Googlers, some of them are speakers, others are helping making stuff happen behind the scenes.All around, a great group of people to follow if you're here at Google IO, or if you're watching and following from home.Remember, most sessions are LIVE broadcast, all other sessions are recorded and available later!Let's ROCK THIS TOWN!(yeah, and follow me for my whacky music selection i'll share with you throughout the week... ;) )2012-06-26 19:22:093147411CC G+
Mano Marks0I'm getting really excited about Google I/O. We have a full set of +Google Maps API sessions. My session in on Wednesday, and will be live streamed. Of course all sessions will be recorded and posted. Here's a shared circle, started by +Scott Knaster of #io12  speakers.2012-06-26 16:39:05194247CC G+
Scott Knaster5,466version 3 update: Shared circle of Google I/O speakersv3: added one +Robert Pufky , removed another +Robert Pufky  (apologies to both), added +Ali Afshar .Whether you're coming to San Francisco for Google I/O or participating online, there are many ways to keep up. Here's another: follow the I/O speakers by adding this shared circle. #io12  2012-06-26 16:01:541951124CC G+
Scott Knaster5,435version 2 update: Shared circle of Google I/O speakersv2: added +Daniel Hermes , removed +danny hermes (apologies to both)Whether you're coming to San Francisco for Google I/O or participating online, there are many ways to keep up. Here's another: follow the I/O speakers by adding this shared circle. #io12  2012-06-25 16:26:241940342CC G+
David D. Stanton5,770Here is my Geek's Circle: (Note I have just cleaned my G+ to try to remove inactive users.) Enjoy! 2012-06-25 08:47:49501012CC G+
Karl Hughes7,360Geeks, Designers, and Interesting PeopleThis is my most watched circle, so I figured I would share.  These people tend to post the stuff that I read and respond to most often, so if you like technology, you should add them.Enjoy!2012-06-13 14:22:22446124CC G+
Jaana Nyström50,117Google 6 by Jaana -circleHere is circle 6 / 8 of Google employees on Google+The first circle with explanation: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107742059751171695340/posts/5TMQbd48fPVYou are notified because you are in this circle.The circle in circlecount.comhttp://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z121u3zp4ubzzde2422celljpvm0wvzfs#Google #circleshare #Jaanatip  2012-06-08 19:35:56881134CC G+
Jaana Nyström49,593I've been hoarding these peeps...My Googlers CircleGoogle employeesEveryone in this circle works for Google, been collecting the guys since July last year.Well, worked at the time of me adding them, anyway...Here it is in +CircleCount:http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z13uvt3okqj2cxxvc22celljpvm0wvzfsVery international...  If you have some more to add that I've missed, please comment! #circleshare   #CircleSunday  2012-06-03 13:44:1447836829CC G+
Jack Durst484In honor of #FollowFriday Some of my favorite #technology experts on google+2012-04-13 18:31:53648518CC G+
Jaana Nyström27,889#circlesharing #circlesunday My Google employees CircleHave you noticed that there is another circle sharing possibility: When you look at a certain circle's stream, there is a green button on the right saying Share this circle.That's what I'm testing right now. Works like a charm.I've been collecting this circle for a long time. Googlers from all over the globe.Enjoy! :-)#G+Tip #googleplustip #Jaanatip PING +The Best Circles on Google+ +Shared Circles on G+PS: Here's a Googler circle from +Natalie Villalobos with +58 peeps different from my circle. You might like to add this, too:https://plus.google.com/u/0/109895887909967698705/posts/VrfWQrgcVmUCombining the two circles is a good idea, that's what I did. Now it's a MEGA Googlers circle, have to share that later! :-)2012-02-05 10:04:22335221021CC G+
Ralph de Pagter2,461I would like to share some of my Circleteers with you! My Circleteers do enjoy my daily posted CherryPics, so add them and me to your circle.2012-01-16 19:50:54501000CC G+
Shawn Borelli0#FF and #CF Today I'd like to share my circle of Programmers and Developers. These people are responsible for our internet, software, mobile devices, and computers more accessible, user-friendly, reliable, and fun to use! A few of the people I work closely with include +Borelli Designs +CardCodez +Mike Hawk +Drew Salamone +Shawn Borelli Please comment if you're a Programmer and Developer not in this circle so that we can add you!Share this with your circles and extended networks!2012-01-06 15:12:46255000CC G+
Ralph de Pagter2,342Hey Circleteers, today is a nice day to let you know who is in my RalphArtPhotoCircle. Share my circle as much as you can!2011-12-08 17:52:41500001CC G+
Raghd Hamzeh5,495#google #PublicCirclesI think it's about time I shared this circle of Googlers.. Over 680 people in it! (only 500 can be shared at the same time)Some of them are obvious, some of them you've met, some of them post on blogs, and some you have to hunt down!You will find an interesting insight on the people who power this juggernaut :)2011-11-20 21:15:53500101CC G+
Yogesh M. A.2,275Yogesh M. A. shared a circle with you.2011-10-31 03:54:34500201CC G+
Marius Voila183+Chris Porter Yes, you're right sorry about that...I'm correcting that right nowMarius Voilă shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 12:13:24500630CC G+
Ryan Boyd2,950Here's a circle of speakers who are presenting at Google Developer Day 2011 in Prague/Praha, Czech Republic tomorrow! We have Googlers, partners and local developers.Follow #gddcz #gdd2011Share, share, share!Ryan Boyd shared a circle with you.2011-10-17 13:06:41292268CC G+
Jon Nellson33Geek CircleJon Nellson shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 15:23:13501765CC G+
hannah davis0here's a circle of computer geeks. see what you can grab from them!hannah davis shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 15:02:25495002CC G+
Robert Scoble161,698A circle of geeks (part II). Here's almost 1,000 active geeks. Programmers, developers, and highly technical people. Here's K-Z. Really great list of geeky/tecnical folks. Put them in their own circle so they don't overwhelm the folks you've hand selected. As always, if you find people who aren't active (a few have snuck through) or who aren't good, let me know and I'll remove them.Also, if you think you should be on the list, let me know! I'm still adding more.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 03:16:034941006360CC G+
Ryan Boyd1,768Added one last speaker! (Google Developer Day 2011 Moscow speakers)Ryan Boyd shared a circle with you.2011-10-10 05:38:3420033CC G+
Mehdi Mousavi0Here's my tech circle...Mehdi Mousavi shared a circle with you.2011-10-02 11:04:1266315CC G+
Robert Scoble141,470This is another of my circles. This one is of programmers/developers and highly technical folks. I usually call this my "geek" circle. Unfortunately this one usually has 900+ in it, but using this new "share circles" feature I can only share 250. How it picks the 250 no one knows, but anyway this will be a fun starting place. I guess sometime soon I'll split up my circles into batches of 250 and share the whole thing.Hope you enjoy these.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 09:59:4925011289124CC G+
Marco Meerman0I have made a 500+ circle of Googlers (Engineers, VP's, Productmanagers, etc) that i now share. Too bad there is a limit in the number of people you can share.Very interesting stories they have to tell. I find it a highly informative circle, hence, i follow what Googlers do (and launch).A tribute to Googlers, thanks to +Andy Hertzfeld #SharedCircles+Robert Scoble Something for you?Marco Meerman heeft een kring met je gedeeld.2011-09-27 08:29:12250100CC G+
Micah Wittman0Google+ Extension DevelopersMicah Wittman shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 01:13:52259613CC G+
Tom Bielecki2,208Here is my Google Employee circle!Great for finding out about new features, celebrity hangouts, and moreTom Bielecki shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 00:20:41164513CC G+
Sushubh Mittal189Apparently, I follow a lot of people working at Google. And new ones are added to it almost on a daily basis.Sushubh Mittal shared a circle with you.2011-09-26 20:47:5489220CC G+

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2013-10-11 13:47:11 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

We'd love your thoughts and feedback on the new Cloud Console...   Look for a lot more functionality in the future!

Most reshares: 33

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2013-06-23 22:25:44 (1 comments, 33 reshares, 41 +1s)

There has been a couple of questions about the Google Cloud Platform (App Engine) support in Android Studio here.    While the "official" docs are still being worked out, I thought I'd post this overview of the Google IO demo I did 

http://bradabrams.com/2013/06/google-io-2013-demo-android-studio-cloud-endpoints-synchronized-stopwatch-demo/

Love to hear your thoughts and feedback.   

Most plusones: 49

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2014-04-01 16:34:59 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 49 +1s)

Found an orginal source code repository...

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2014-08-19 00:05:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

What's next for the Cloud?   Come to Google Cloud Platform LIVE Nov 4th in San Francisco .   Get 20% off by using promo code: bma

What's next for the Cloud?   Come to Google Cloud Platform LIVE Nov 4th in San Francisco .   Get 20% off by using promo code: bma___

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2014-08-13 00:03:55 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

This should be really fun!  Please check it out

This should be really fun!  Please check it out___

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2014-08-06 21:10:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

SSH into your GCE VM right from the browser

SSH into your GCE VM right from the browser___

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2014-07-23 02:37:03 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)

Great free +Udacity online course on building scalable applications on the +Google Cloud Platform 

Great free +Udacity online course on building scalable applications on the +Google Cloud Platform ___

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2014-06-18 20:54:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Android + Google Cloud just got a bit better :-)

New ways to connect your app to the Cloud using Android Studio and Google Cloud Platform
Posted by Manfred Zabarauskas, Product Manager on Google Cloud Platform Many Android developers like Snapchat or Pulse build and host their app backends on the Google Cloud Platform , and enjoy automatic management, with simple expansion to support millions...

#AndroidStudio #GoogleCloudPlatform___Android + Google Cloud just got a bit better :-)

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2014-06-14 15:42:21 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)

Great new updates to the Cloud SDK.   Makes using the cloud from the command line a joy... even on windows!    

Great new updates to the Cloud SDK.   Makes using the cloud from the command line a joy... even on windows!    ___

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2014-05-08 05:31:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Great addition to the Google Cloud Platform!   

Great addition to the Google Cloud Platform!   ___

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2014-04-18 22:09:51 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

Great to see #github  support for the Google Cloud Platform!

Great to see #github  support for the Google Cloud Platform!___

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2014-04-09 19:30:11 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

This was a fun demo to give... hope you enjoy it!

See how you can go from 0-60 on Google Cloud Platform using the gcloud command line tool. Watch +Brad Abrams help fix +Greg DeMichillie's buggy code during the keynote at #GCPLive: http://goo.gl/jsFoJ5___This was a fun demo to give... hope you enjoy it!

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2014-04-01 16:34:59 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 49 +1s)

Found an orginal source code repository...

Found an orginal source code repository...___

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2014-03-30 21:26:05 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Good to be back in North Carolina!

Good to be back in North Carolina!___

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2014-03-29 22:48:15 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 11 +1s)

My breakout session with from #GCPLive is posted
Google Cloud Platform Live: An End-to-End Tour of Cloud Platform …
"An End-to-End Tour of Cloud Platform"
Love to hear your feedback
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My breakout session with from #GCPLive is posted
Google Cloud Platform Live: An End-to-End Tour of Cloud Platform …
"An End-to-End Tour of Cloud Platform"
Love to hear your feedback
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2014-03-27 04:36:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Great fun to see this launch.... If you want to see them live check out min 40 of the keynote demo:

Cloud Platform Live: Keynote from Urs Hölzle 

Great fun to see this launch.... If you want to see them live check out min 40 of the keynote demo:

Cloud Platform Live: Keynote from Urs Hölzle ___

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2014-03-19 15:22:08 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 12 +1s)

Check out the new Command line interface

Check out the new Command line interface___

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2014-02-25 19:23:15 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)

Many parts of the core infrastructure of google were the brainchild of Jeff Dean.  Come here is take on the cloud and software development in general!   

Many parts of the core infrastructure of google were the brainchild of Jeff Dean.  Come here is take on the cloud and software development in general!   ___

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2014-02-19 06:27:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Very sad to see Peter leave google, but very happy to have him at SnapChat!    

Yes it's true.  I'm in LA now.  Pretty crazy.

UPDATE.  Ok for the record, the quote "Part of his new job at Snapchat will be building technology infrastructure in-house so that the company can begin to lessen its reliance on partners like Google, Murphy said." is (a) not what Bobby said, (b) not really a focus of my job either.  Thx WSJ for pissing off all my old Google friends.  A more correct statement is that we'll continuously evaluate alternatives, and likely over time develop more infrastructure ourselves, in particular in specialized areas of our apps.  Google is a great partner, and the success of Snapchat would simply not have been possible without Google Cloud, and we expect to work closely together.  Period.___Very sad to see Peter leave google, but very happy to have him at SnapChat!    

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2013-12-24 16:42:53 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

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2013-12-18 03:59:46 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Our first step toward a unified CLI for the Cloud Platform.. What would you like to see next?

Attention Cloud SQL users: we’ve added a command-line tool to the Google Cloud SDK that makes it easier to manage your cloud databases. The existing Cloud SQL API lets you manage your instances programmatically, but not everyone is fluent in JSON. The new command line tool gives you simple commands like “gcloud sql instances create” to… you guessed it: create a new instance!

The new commands are available through the Google Cloud SDK. And you can check out our Cloud SQL documentation for more info:___Our first step toward a unified CLI for the Cloud Platform.. What would you like to see next?

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2013-12-17 00:00:46 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 21 +1s)

Happy to kick off this series! 

2013 was a busy year for Google Cloud Platform. Watch this space: each day, a different Googler who works on Cloud Platform will be sharing his or her highlight from the past year. goo.gl/gWFjKX

You only get a few chances in your lifetime to see a major technology shift, and we are lucky enough to be experiencing two at the same time: mobile and the cloud. The rise of smartphone and tablets are having a fundamental change in user expectations. And cloud computing is changing software development. My favorite moments this year were when we were able to bring these trends together to enable developers to build amazing solutions. Early in the year we launched the Mobile Backend Starter, making it trivial to build no-code backends for android (and later iOS) applications. Then, at Google I/O, we launched some great developer features for cloud connecting your Android app directly in Android Studio and we topped off the year with the General Availability of Google Cloud Endpoints. This makes the infrastructure for the cloud-to-mobile bridge solid and dependable.... and next year will be even better!

-Posted by Brad Abrams, Group Product Manager___Happy to kick off this series! 

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2013-12-03 15:43:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Great story on the Google Compute Engine GA release.  


My favorite quote:
Working with Google has allowed Snapchat to avoid spending a lot to support its users. “I’ve never owned a computer server,” said Bobby Murphy, a co-founder and the chief technical officer of Snapchat.


Folks, if you own a bunch of servers, chances are you are doing it wrong :-)  

Great story on the Google Compute Engine GA release.  


My favorite quote:
Working with Google has allowed Snapchat to avoid spending a lot to support its users. “I’ve never owned a computer server,” said Bobby Murphy, a co-founder and the chief technical officer of Snapchat.


Folks, if you own a bunch of servers, chances are you are doing it wrong :-)  ___

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2013-12-03 05:55:19 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 22 +1s)

Very happy to see Compute Engine make it to this milestone!   

Very happy to see Compute Engine make it to this milestone!   ___

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2013-11-30 03:44:48 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)

Ira Glass from #thisAmericanLife fame came to Google recently.   
Ira is clearly one of the best story tellers of our generation and it was great to hear is take on the art form.  

Ira Glass | Talks at Google

Ira Glass from #thisAmericanLife fame came to Google recently.   
Ira is clearly one of the best story tellers of our generation and it was great to hear is take on the art form.  

Ira Glass | Talks at Google___

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2013-11-26 03:50:51 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)

I think Anthony really enjoys being a performance engineer at google :-)

I think Anthony really enjoys being a performance engineer at google :-)___

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2013-11-11 14:39:03 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)

Cloud Endpoints makes it to GA with an updated Mobile Backend Starter! for iOS and Android

Cloud Endpoints makes it to GA with an updated Mobile Backend Starter! for iOS and Android___

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2013-10-29 23:37:34 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 5 +1s)

Check out our new home for Google APIs!  

Check out our new home for Google APIs!  ___

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2013-10-16 20:25:31 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 10 +1s)

Updated the Google Plugin for Eclipse to support Apps Script development!  

Updated the Google Plugin for Eclipse to support Apps Script development!  ___

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2013-10-16 18:16:56 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Build your next mobile game backend in the cloud!

Build your next mobile game backend in the cloud!___

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2013-10-11 13:47:11 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

We'd love your thoughts and feedback on the new Cloud Console...   Look for a lot more functionality in the future!

We'd love your thoughts and feedback on the new Cloud Console...   Look for a lot more functionality in the future!___

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2013-10-09 14:39:45 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

Some cloud love for iOS developers!    We'd love to hear what you think!

Some cloud love for iOS developers!    We'd love to hear what you think!___

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2013-10-09 02:50:37 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 39 +1s)

PHP on App Engine!

PHP on App Engine!___

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2013-09-20 04:41:00 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)

Excited to be heading to Germany for the Cloud Platform Roadshow!
http://cloud-platform-tour.appspot.com/

Join me if you can, if not, check out one of the other cites!  

Excited to be heading to Germany for the Cloud Platform Roadshow!
http://cloud-platform-tour.appspot.com/

Join me if you can, if not, check out one of the other cites!  ___

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2013-09-16 18:43:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

If you are in SF next week, please join us!

We've got a Google Cloud Platform meetup coming up in San Francisco next week. It's a free event for Java developers and software architects interested in App Engine and the broader Google Cloud Platform. It would also be good for Android developers looking for low-maintenance, highly-scalable backend services for their applications.  If you can't go yourself, please spread the word.
#Java   #Android   #AppEngine   #meetup  ___If you are in SF next week, please join us!

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2013-08-24 17:35:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Khan on the Google Cloud Platform!

Khan on the Google Cloud Platform!___

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2013-08-15 22:41:37 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

Great to see the Cloud Console get additional languages

Our developers know more languages than Java, Python and C++ — in fact, our developers speak many languages of the world. So today, we are happy to announce that the Cloud Console is now available in the following additional languages:
Español
Portugues
中文 (台灣)
日本語

To try it out, visit the account settings page (http://goo.gl/TrSL51) in the Cloud Console and select the language of your choice. As always, you can share your thoughts with us from the “Send Feedback” drop-down in the gear menu.___Great to see the Cloud Console get additional languages

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2013-08-12 02:56:04 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 4 +1s)

Looks great!  Love to hear what you think.

http://www.lynda.com/Cloud-tutorials/Up-Running-Google-Cloud-Platform/133317-2.html

Looks great!  Love to hear what you think.

http://www.lynda.com/Cloud-tutorials/Up-Running-Google-Cloud-Platform/133317-2.html___

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2013-08-01 17:12:34 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

Cloud Console get's better for Google APIs!

In our previous post, we introduced the Google Cloud Console (http://goo.gl/bA9fH), a unified console for managing your Google Cloud Platform services, including all Google APIs. 

Today, we’re making it even easier to get started with Google APIs. Explore a list of all Google APIs by visiting the “APIs” section in the Cloud Console. You can see a list of all available methods and even making REST calls to an API, all from directly from within the console.

To access an API from your code, use the “Register App” functionality. This allows you to obtain an OAuth credential (http://goo.gl/LWE4ZJ) or API Key that your app can use to access any Google API. We’ve heard feedback from the APIs console that this can be a confusing process, so we’ve made this a lot simpler. Rather than having to know the type of credential you need, you can simply tell us what kind of platform your application is running on, and we will generate all the applicable credentials for that application.

We’ll continue to tweak and improve the new APIs interface in the Cloud Console and we hope that you enjoy using it.___Cloud Console get's better for Google APIs!

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2013-07-23 19:34:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

WTP for App Engine in #eclipse  

Create dynamic web projects with the Google Plugin for Eclipse___WTP for App Engine in #eclipse  

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2013-07-23 00:58:30 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 10 +1s)

#Cloud9 + Git == #AppEngine Nirvana

http://goo.gl/0PZ17v 

#Cloud9 + Git == #AppEngine Nirvana

http://goo.gl/0PZ17v ___

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2013-07-18 21:50:19 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 9 +1s)

Google Cloud Eclipse Plugin adds support for the standard WTP model. 
https://developers.google.com/appengine/docs/java/webtoolsplatform 
Should make it easier for more standard java development patterns on #AppEngine  

Love to hear what you think!

Google Cloud Eclipse Plugin adds support for the standard WTP model. 
https://developers.google.com/appengine/docs/java/webtoolsplatform 
Should make it easier for more standard java development patterns on #AppEngine  

Love to hear what you think!___

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2013-07-17 15:01:23 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)

Git Push to deploy in open preview now... Try deploying your Python #appengine  applications with the standard set of git tools!  

http://googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com/2013/07/google-app-engine-182-released.html

Love to hear your thoughts and feedback

Git Push to deploy in open preview now... Try deploying your Python #appengine  applications with the standard set of git tools!  

http://googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com/2013/07/google-app-engine-182-released.html

Love to hear your thoughts and feedback___

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2013-07-11 21:49:33 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)

+Roman Kirillov recently published a great talk on #appengine  and cloud endpoints..

https://speakerdeck.com/sgzmd/google-cloud-endpoints-building-third-party-apis-on-google-appengine

+Roman Kirillov recently published a great talk on #appengine  and cloud endpoints..

https://speakerdeck.com/sgzmd/google-cloud-endpoints-building-third-party-apis-on-google-appengine___

2013-07-10 04:10:54 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 6 +1s)

Great take on App Engine Lock in...

Lock in, what lock in?

On occasion I encounter the argument that Google App Engine is a proprietary platform, which implies lock-in, which many developers consider a Bad Thing. I’d like to address that complaint. The argument I will be making is this: it’s not as true as you think, it’s mostly unavoidable, and it’s not our strategy - in fact we actively work to minimize it.

It’s not as true as you think

Let’s acknowledge the problem outright: if you develop an application on App Engine, it will require some work to move it somewhere else.

My first “yes, but” to this is to note that there is a bit of an illusion going on. If you’re new to App Engine, you probably feel a sense of lock-in because the runtime environment is very different: it doesn’t allow you to invoke some system calls, write to the file system directly, choose an operating system, or listen to an arbitrary network port, to name a few fundamental ones. These things might be doable with other platforms, especially infrastructure ones, but they are restrictions, not lock-ins to anything proprietary and non-portable. These restrictions are there for good reason, as I’ll point out shortly. And restrictions are always portable.

Software is always built on top of other stacks of software and hardware. No matter how well abstracted, this will leak into your own code to some extent. But the main design principles of App Engine are generic – structure your code so that small front-end workers can respond to requests quickly, pushing longer-running tasks onto a queuing model; separate out short-lived data from long-lived data, and leave the former in memcache and the latter in a key-value store; don’t assume a local file system, because they scale poorly and fail often; don’t hard-code to specific versions of operating systems or libraries; etc. These are good practices for any modern system that strives to be scalable, reliable, efficient and easy to maintain.

The stacks that these abstractions map to are replaceable by you. The Google Cloud Datastore is “just” another NoSQL/NearSQL solution and can be replaced by stacks such as MongoDB; memcache is memcache; MySQL can obviously replace Google Cloud SQL; and the language containers are mostly forward compatible with other containers. Significant portions of the client environment, such as NDB, are open sourced by us already. When we add new building blocks like the Go language, we open source the whole language.

This is not just a theoretical argument. We sample thousands of developers every month to track our customer satisfaction ratings (to a statistical significance sufficient to catch daily variations), and the numbers are rock solid. But it’s important that our developers know that if they became dissatisfied, it should be reasonably straightforward to leave.

And it is. We know this because we’ve had unhappy customers who have decided to migrate off App Engine (shocking). For every such large customer, we do an exit interview to determine exactly how we failed them – and we’re working hard to fix everything that comes up in these reviews. As a side effect of these interactions, we know very well what it takes: for a large application, it’s about 3-4 months of work. Nota bene: that’s for a large, at-scale application; I would posit that this is not materially worse than any other public-cloud-to-public-cloud transition once you have a complex system up and running.

Even if you did code to “standards”, the plug-and-play promise of standards aren’t here yet. Google supports standards - they are key to our success. But the cloud computing and big data areas are new and rapidly evolving. 

It’s mostly unavoidable

Things in life have plusses and minuses.

The restrictions of the App Engine programming model allow us to do a laundry list of things on your behalf: you don’t need to worry about firewalls, most denial of service attacks, viruses, patches, network configurations, failover, load balancing, capacity planning, OS patches and upgrades (in particular security related), hardware upgrades or fixes, certification levels, most security issues, routing, etc.

Because the runtime is minimal for most web and mobile applications, we can start new instances real quick, so that your app can scale fast, and we can move your application to another datacenter when there’s trouble.

You don’t have to wire up supporting services like memcache, email, authentication, backups, SQL, logging, etc. They’re all there, preconfigured and ready to use when you want them.

You can’t build an innovative platform without some measure of lock-in. For example, the Datastore is unlike any other NoSQL or NearSQL service or stack out there. It has multi-datacenter synchronous replication, cursors, distinct queries, projection queries, zigzag merge join, transactional tasks, automatic sharding/load balancing, managed secondary indexes, and multi-row and multi-machine transactions. Our developers don’t want us to dumb down those features to some lowest common denominator; they want us to build more features that leverage the unique underlying software systems.

Engineering is always about trade offs. The more you use someone else's abstractions, the more productive you will be, and the more tied your implementation will be to that platform. But guess what? You got more done. The platform did more work for you. Time is opportunity. Now when (not if) you rewrite your service/app, there will be less of it to rewrite, because the platform did more of the work, and it also guided you to a good structure. Sure, some of the abstractions leaked in to your design. But, they're just different from the other abstractions that would've leaked in had you used something else.

Any good platform will result in this net effect. Namely: that it’s not trivial to migrate, but neither are you artificially locked in. With some work you can move somewhere else. That’s why we set our deprecation policy to one year: no matter what we do, you should have plenty of time to say bye-bye. That’s why we’re serious about our data liberation policy, too: your data should not be locked in.

Giving you options is, after all, one of the reasons we’re doing Google Compute Engine as well. In fact, we’re specifically investing in making it simpler for you to choose appropriate trade-offs between managed and unmanaged infrastructure.

It’s not our strategy

We do not want to lock you in. We don’t like lock-ins. We believe we can both build and run the best underlying stacks and infrastructure in the world. As a company, we disavow artificial use of APIs or Data Jails to tie customers down. Any APIs we design, we strive for them to be the simplest possible encapsulation of the underlying service.

But we go further than this. Appscale (http://www.appscale.com) is a fully open source implementation of App Engine, and we partner closely with them. CapeDwarf (http://www.jboss.org/capedwarf) is a Red Hat project to support App Engine APIs on JBoss and OpenShift, and we work closely with them too, as some of you have noticed (http://goo.gl/5tLgH). With JBoss, for example, Red Hat supports Datastore functionality using Infinispan, and our engineers have worked directly with them (http://goo.gl/9kZjJ) to develop a TCK for compatibility testing.

We actively direct customers to these partners. It’s good for them, but it’s good for us too: a false sense of lock-in simply blocks potential customers from trying us out. And once they try us, they generally like us.

Lock in, what lock in?

I think you’ll find it best to try to leverage key features with whoever is your public cloud vendor, so that you can be more productive in developing your core product. Just structure your code properly. It’s coding hygiene. If you’re a CEO, CTO, or VP of Engineering, your decision on “lock-in” should be: “can we refactor parts such that we could migrate everything in a 3-6 month timeframe, if we had to, without disrupting the business?”

If the answer is yes, that’s all you need to know. Choose a vendor that fits you best, and focus on your product.

The truth is that the public cloud market is a highly competitive business. That’s good for you.___Great take on App Engine Lock in...

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2013-06-28 14:27:21 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)

Check out the new cloud platform admin ui... we'd live to hear what you think

Introducing the Cloud Console
The Google Cloud Console (http://goo.gl/kU0Wn) provides a unified console for managing your Google Cloud Platform services, including all Google APIs.

We know you depend on the console, so we’ve worked hard to ensure it is reliable. We implemented the console as an App Engine application in Java. Even when hit with a 10x traffic spike during the Cloud Platform kickoff session at Google IO (http://goo.gl/oYUY1), we enjoyed watching the app scale seamlessly (http://goo.gl/Kjd6a).

We're still in the very early days of building the Cloud Console, but are excited to share our progress so far. We encourage you to try out what's currently available and watch for regular updates.

 We also welcome feedback.  Please share your thoughts with us below or from the "Send feedback" option in the console's gear menu. You can also enroll to participate in our user studies to help us design a better experience: http://goo.gl/p3hBt.

Looking forward to your feedback -- we are just getting started!___Check out the new cloud platform admin ui... we'd live to hear what you think

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2013-06-26 16:39:06 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)

Great way to get started with a custom cloud backend for your android app.

#AndroidStudio makes it easy to add a cloud backend right from your IDE.  With a single command you can generate a complete project that includes an App Engine backend and an endpoints module to access the backend from your app. The project also includes built-in support for Google Cloud Messaging (GCM),  to make it easy to sync data across a multiple devices. 

With Android Studio you can develop and test your client and server code together in a single environment, and you can generate new endpoints to add your own custom cloud services. When you are ready, you can build and run your server side code locally and even deploy it to production, direct from Android Studio. 

The post below shows you how to get started.

Link: http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2013/06/adding-backend-to-your-app-in-android.html

#AndroidDev___Great way to get started with a custom cloud backend for your android app.

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2013-06-26 00:56:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Great overview of the Cloud session at #io13  

Great overview of the Cloud session at #io13  ___

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2013-06-24 17:07:31 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 6 +1s)

FYI...  

There has been a couple of questions about the Google Cloud Platform (App Engine) support in Android Studio here.    While the "official" docs are still being worked out, I thought I'd post this overview of the Google IO demo I did 

http://bradabrams.com/2013/06/google-io-2013-demo-android-studio-cloud-endpoints-synchronized-stopwatch-demo/

Love to hear your thoughts and feedback.   ___FYI...  

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2013-06-24 16:16:52 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)

Easy way to get started with the Google Cloud Platform!

Easy way to get started with the Google Cloud Platform!___

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2013-06-23 22:25:44 (1 comments, 33 reshares, 41 +1s)

There has been a couple of questions about the Google Cloud Platform (App Engine) support in Android Studio here.    While the "official" docs are still being worked out, I thought I'd post this overview of the Google IO demo I did 

http://bradabrams.com/2013/06/google-io-2013-demo-android-studio-cloud-endpoints-synchronized-stopwatch-demo/

Love to hear your thoughts and feedback.   

There has been a couple of questions about the Google Cloud Platform (App Engine) support in Android Studio here.    While the "official" docs are still being worked out, I thought I'd post this overview of the Google IO demo I did 

http://bradabrams.com/2013/06/google-io-2013-demo-android-studio-cloud-endpoints-synchronized-stopwatch-demo/

Love to hear your thoughts and feedback.   ___

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2013-06-03 17:21:38 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)

It has never been easier to get a cloud backend for your application!

More details:  http://bradabrams.com/2013/05/google-io-2013-session-overview-from-nothing-to-nirvana-in-minutes-cloud-backend-for-your-android-application-building-geek-serendipity/ 

Building an Android app and want a quick way to add a cloud backend for your data? Mobile Backend Starter gives you everything you need to rapidly set up a backend for your app, without needing to write any backend code.

Mobile Backend Starter includes a server that stores your data with App Engine and a client library and sample app that make it easy to access that data. You can also add Google Cloud Messaging (GCM), set up continuous queries, and use Google authentication. 

Check out the post below for details.

Link: http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2013/06/bootstrap-your-apps-cloud-services-with.html

#io13___It has never been easier to get a cloud backend for your application!

More details:  http://bradabrams.com/2013/05/google-io-2013-session-overview-from-nothing-to-nirvana-in-minutes-cloud-backend-for-your-android-application-building-geek-serendipity/ 

2013-05-21 16:24:24 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 4 +1s)

+David Chandler and I finished writing up the talk from our #android + cloud talk and #io13.    Love to hear your thoughts and feedback!
http://bradabrams.com/?p=157   

+David Chandler and I finished writing up the talk from our #android + cloud talk and #io13.    Love to hear your thoughts and feedback!
http://bradabrams.com/?p=157   ___

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