The Developer Show — TL;DR 021

This week, I go over all the latest updates from the new Google Developers Machine Learning Series to the latest monetization tips. The Developer Show is where you can stay up to date on all the latest Google Developer news, straight from the experts.

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TL;DR 021 — April 8th, 2016

Machine Learning: Recipes for New Developers

Have you ever wanted to implement Machine Learning into your app but didn’t want to take the time to get the PhD? Josh Gordon has a new video series for you: “Machine Learning: Recipes for New Developers”. Click the link for the first episode and your introduction to Machine Learning.

Embed Immersive Content Into Your Apps

Google Cardboard is at it again, at now there is an easy way for you to embed immersive content on Android, iOS, and the web with a “VR view” from the Cardboard SDK. And, yes, you heard me right: a native Cardboard SDK is now available for iOS. Click through to the blog post for all the links.

Monetization Tips

Learn how to use flexibility to your advantage with these tips from the Director of Business Development at MobiSystems, the company behind OfficeSuite, a successful mobile office solution for Android with a user base of over 200 million. This is the latest post from the Inside Admob blog series featuring monetization tips straight from successful app developers.

Android Experiments I/O Challenge

The 2016 Android Experiments I/O challenge is now ready for your code! The top three winners of the contest will receive a trip to this year’s Google I/O, and the five runner-ups will get the new Nexus 6P. From now through April 13th, you can enter by submitting your experiments to the gallery.

Google Cloud Datastore Pricing

The Google Cloud Datastore is simplifying pricing; which will cut costs dramatically for most use cases. Cloud Datastore is a highly-scalable NoSQL database for web and mobile applications. Along with the simpler pricing model, there’ll be a more transparent method of calculating stored data in Cloud Datastore. See the blog post for all the details.

Google Cloud Persistent Disk Resizing

Also new from The Google Cloud Platform, you can now resize Google Cloud Persistent Disks without downtime. With this feature, Persistent Disk capacity planning becomes much simpler. It’s as easy as a button click or a single API call, doesn’t cause any downtime to Google Compute Engine instances, doesn’t require snapshotting, and it applies to all Persistent Disks, including the recently announced 64TB volumes.

April Fools’ Jokes

One last thing — if you missed any of the fun Google April Fools jokes, take a look at VentureBeat’s round-up.