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Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Essential Training for Developers

via LinkedIn Learning


Software developed and deployed in the cloud is the new normal for the tech industry. Discover how designing, building, deploying, and maintaining applications is done in GCP.

Developing and deploying software in the cloud is the new normal for the tech industry and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is one of the major cloud providers. Google provides a multitude of cloud computing services that can make developing much easier. In this course, discover how to design, build, and maintain applications in GCP. Learn best practices for deploying and configuring optimized, secure, and scalable settings in App Engine and for setting up Cloud SQL application architecture. See how to manage distributed queues in Cloud Tasks, a managed service for executing background tasks and processes. And finally, explore Cloud Logging and other GCP tools you can use to optimize your application when it goes live.


  • Kicking off your GCP development
  • What you should know
  • Getting your GCP set up: Billing and trials
1. Getting Started with Google Cloud
  • Overview of the Google Cloud Console
  • Using the Cloud Shell
  • Installing and configuring the Google Cloud SDK
  • Using the Google Cloud SDK
2. Hello, World Wide Web! with Google App Engine
  • App engine Hello World
  • Setting up a custom domain for App Engine
  • Securing custom domains on App Engine with HTTPS
3. Understanding Google App Engine Components
  • Overview of App Engine components
  • Using component-specific URLs
  • Traffic splitting and rolling back deployments
4. Creating and Connecting to Cloud SQL Database
  • Creating a MySQL Database in Cloud SQL
  • Creating a service account for App Engine via IAM
  • Connecting to and querying your database from App Engine
  • Cloud SQL and App Engine best practices: Using Cloud SQL Proxy
5. Saving and Serving Files through Google Cloud Storage
  • Different types of GCS buckets and creating one for your project
  • Saving files and serving them
  • Securing files with bucket and object-level permissions
  • Serving secured files using signed URLs
  • Object lifecycle management
6. Running Background Tasks with Google Cloud Tasks
  • Overview of Cloud Tasks
  • Emailing subscribers using the fan-out pattern
7. Cron Jobs with Google Cloud Scheduler
  • Overview of Cloud Scheduler
  • Deploying daily subscriber emails
8. Logging, Debugging, and Optimizing Your App with Google Operations Tools
  • Writing to Cloud Logging
  • Browsing and filtering logs using Cloud Logging
  • Debugging live traffic using Cloud Debug
  • Finding unoptimized areas of your app with Cloud Trace
  • Next steps with GCP

Taught by

Albert Padin

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