Staying Up-to-Date with GCP: The Customizable Release Notes Solution

Stay informed with GCP Release Notes at your schedule and your preferred product with this simple deployment

Axel Thevenot 🐣
Google Cloud - Community
2 min readAug 31, 2023

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In the fast-moving tech world, it’s crucial to know about the latest stuff. If you’re into Google Cloud Platform (GCP), getting info about updates and fixes is super important.

Here’s where Scheduled GCP Release Notes comes in — a free tool that sends you just the updates you care about, and nothing else.

GitHub — Scheduled GCP Release Notes.

Updates Just for You

This tool lets you pick what updates you want. If you like Google Cloud Compute, BigQuery, or any other GCP thing, you get updates only for what you’re into.

Updates When You Want

We get it, everyone likes info at different times. You can choose how often you get updates — every day, every week, or whenever works best for you. Just with a simple CRON expression.

Easy Setup

Don’t worry if you’re not a tech expert. It’s easy to set up with a simple script. You can focus on the updates, not the setup.

How It Works

  1. Pick a Schedule: Choose how often you want updates.
  2. Updates Arrive: A Cloud Function is trigger by a Cloud Scheduler to gets the latest updates and puts them in your BigQuery table.
  3. You Get Notified: The updates are sent to you into your Google Chat Space.

How to Get Started

  1. Set Up a WebHook: Make a space on Google and set up something called a WebHook. This helps send you the updates. There are clear steps on my GitHub page.
  2. Get the Code: Get the tool’s code by following the instructions on our GitHub page.
  3. Make It Yours: Change the tool to fit what you want. You can pick what updates you want and more.
  4. Start It Up: We have easy steps to start everything using the gcloud tool with a simple deployment script.
  5. See If It Works: Check if everything is working by doing a test.

Join Us on GitHub

You can be part of this cool tool’s journey by going to the Scheduled GCP Release Notes GitHub page. You can see the code, help make it better, and make your GCP life easier.

Happy updating!

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