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
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.
The new commands are available through the Google Cloud SDK. And you can check out our Cloud SQL documentation for more info:
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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