The Developer Show — TL;DR 068

Highlights: Google Assistant SDK, increased connection security, and Google Cloud Endpoints

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TL;DR 068 — May 5th, 2017

Google Assistant SDK

Bring voice control, natural language understanding, Google’s smarts, and more to your devices using the Google Assistant SDK. The developer preview is now available. Get the some sample code and videos from the post.

Structured menus in Google My Business API

Businesses that use the Google My Business API can now publish their entire menu to Google — itemized with descriptions, photos and prices — making it frictionless for their customers to view their menus on Google. Screenshots and sample code are on the post.

Create quizzes in Google Forms with Apps Script

Quizzes in Google Forms help teachers automate testing and give feedback to students faster by having Forms check responses against correct answers automatically. And now you can create these quizzes programmatically with Apps Script. More screenshots and code are on the post.

Next steps toward more connection security

Beginning in October 2017, Chrome will show the “Not secure” warning in two more situations: when users enter data on an HTTP page, and on all HTTP pages visited in Incognito mode. Which makes it a good time for me to say: HTTPS is easier and cheaper than ever before, and it enables both the best performance the web offers and powerful new features that are too sensitive for HTTP. Check out our set-up guides to get started. Everything’s linked from the post.

Manage gRPC APIs with Google Cloud Endpoints

You can define and run a gRPC API and serve both gRPC and JSON-HTTP/1.1 to your clients using Google Cloud Endpoints! More details are on the post.