New GCP Essentials episode — Developer and Management Tools

This latest episode in the GCP Essentials series on the Google Cloud Platform YouTube channel is dedicated to the command line tools (mostly gcloud) and Cloud Shell.

gcloud is pretty well thought out and what I like above all is how GCP Web Console offers you gcloud equivalents to steps you’re taking in the Web UI.

I personally find myself using both tools a lot and the latest Cloud Shell web editor has me building most of my apps in a browser; something I would have found silly just a few years ago.

One thing I did not mention in the video is the new and pretty awesome ability to “Open in Cloud Shell” — this offers your users the ability to clone and open a GitHub repo in Cloud Shell by simply clicking on a URL.

Also, if you’ve used Cloud Shell before, this video could still teach you a couple of advanced features. Check it out!