Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Utilizing Google infrastructure, part of Up and Running with Cloud Service APIs.
…One of the key components of the Google Cloud Platform, is the Google App Engine.…Google App Engine falls in the category…known as platform as a service, or P-A-A-S.…Generally, platform as a service provide the networks,…servers, storage, and other services needed to host applications.…The infrastructure that App Engine uses is of course Google's own.…Which spans the world.…With it, you can host your web and mobile applications, as well as games.…In a sense it's the ultimate cloud service.…
Now once your app is deployed, App Engine manages the service side.…And because all you have to worry about…is the code, suddenly your app becomes automatically becomes…scalable, available to an unlimited number of users…working with an unlimited number or size of assets.…This auto-scaling means that new instances are generated,…databases are shared, bandwidth is increased, all as needed.…So how do you work with App Engine?…Google App Engine currently supports four…different run time environments, or languages.…Java, Python, Go, and PHP.…
First, there are the popular Google cloud services and device-specific APIs for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Then there are APIs to connect to followers on platforms like Facebook and Twitter and even pull images from Flickr. For some really interesting data, Joe shows how to access corporate APIs from companies like Citrix and General Motors. (Imagine getting vehicle data straight from GM.) Last, he shows how to leverage public sector APIs and mine data from the national census, weather bureaus, and even federal job boards. Learn how to make your web projects stand out with cloud services.
- Working with Google Cloud APIs
- Connecting to mobile devices via APIs
- Interfacing with Facebook and managing a Twitter feed
- Utilizing the Google infrastructure in your own apps
- Working with the General Motors API
- Understanding public sector APIs