Part of our jobs as developer advocates for Google Cloud is to be very well informed on all things related to our platform and help developers find the signal in all of the noise. Monitoring and engaging in social media is a big part of doing this well.

Like most of you, I use the Twitter app on my mobile device as well as in my browser, but the growing number of things I needed to track quickly made these tools too onerous. I remembered seeing TweetDeck years ago before Twitter acquired them. …

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Poster (brochure version and multiple formats are available in repo)

28 new products — the Github link shows which ones are new

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‪Includes Google Cloud, Firebase, Apigee, Google Maps Platform, and G Suite APIs

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Every Google Cloud Product described in 4 words or less
Every Google Cloud Product described in 4 words or less

I’ve migrated the cheat sheet to GitHub — you can find it at

A list of every product in the Google Cloud family described in 4 words or less

There are links to PDFs, PNGs, and a clean text version.

A comprehensive list of all of the Google Cloud products and online resources with concise and succinct descriptions.

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With all of the excitement around Kubernetes engine, Cloud ML, BigQuery, Spanner, and other Google Cloud products, it’s easy to overlook how amazing Compute Engine has become since it was announced in 2012.

When I show off Compute Engine to friends, I usually walk them through the “create instance” dialogs. I can usually get them to say “oh wow” after only a few seconds. A dialog is worth a thousand words — so I put together the following exploded view of the create instance dialog:

Google Compute Engine create instance dialog as of April 2, 2018

These dialogs were captured on April 2, 2018 and they always evolving. For example, we…

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Google Cloud Platform Products

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Machine Learning  
Cloud Machine Learning Engine -- Managed ML (TensorFlow)
Cloud Job Discovery -- ML Job Search/Discovery
Cloud Natural Language -- Text Parsing and Analysis
Cloud Speech -- Convert Speech to Text
Cloud Translation -- Language Detection and Translation
Cloud Vision -- Image Recognition and Classification
Cloud Video Intelligence -- Scene-level Video Annotation

Internet of Things
Cloud IoT Core -- Data Ingestion/Device Management

Big Data
BigQuery -- Data Warehouse/Analytics
Cloud Dataflow -- Stream/batch data processing
Cloud Dataproc -- Managed Spark and Hadoop
Cloud Datalab -- Visualize and Explore Data
Cloud Dataprep

In September, 2016, I published “How I tamed Gmail at work” to share my own Gmail practices.

Since writing the original article, I’ve learned how to better handle the day to day switching between desktop browser and the mobile Gmail client. Today, I updated the article accordingly. If you followed my original suggestions, I suggest switching from using the orange star for the TODOs inbox to the yellow star to take advantage of the mobile version of Gmail since it only supports the yellow star.

I also published “Using Gmail like vi — keep your hands on the keyboard”, a guide for shortcut power users.

Last Thursday at the Google Horizon event in San Francisco, we made a ton of announcements across a broad spectrum of topics. The announcements were coming so fast, it was hard to keep up! Now that the dust has settled, I’ve put together a recap to get you caught up.

Introducing Google Cloud

Diane Greene, SVP, blogged Introducing Google Cloud. The new Google Cloud brand spans every layer of business and includes Google Cloud Platform, machine learning tools and APIs, enterprise Maps API, Android and Chrome devices that access the cloud, and the newly named G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work).

New regions, Kubernetes new features, CRE


In my last blog post, “How I tamed Gmail at work”, I explained how I use stars, filters, labels, multiple inboxes, and keyboard shortcuts to manage my work email. Recently I’ve been experimenting with using keyboard shortcuts more frequently to avoid having to remove my hands from the keyboard to reach for the mouse or trackpad. It took some practice, but now it comes naturally and I love the resulting efficiency.

I tend to like keyboard shortcuts because I’ve spent decades using the vi text editor to write code. Vi was originally created in the mid-1970s for the Unix operating…

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