Welcome to issue #166 December 2nd, 2019

It looks like the Christmas season is getting closer since there is not much news, but there is series on hosting static websites on GCP as well as various specific articles.



Official Blog Stackdriver

Stackdriver Logging comes to Cloud Code in Visual Studio Code - You can now view Stackdriver Logs directly within your IDE with the Cloud Code plugin.

Official Blog

Forrester names Google Cloud a Leader in the New Wave for Computer Vision Platforms - Forrester has named Google Cloud as a Leader in its report, The Forrester New Wave™: Computer Vision (CV) Platforms Q4, 2019

Articles, Tutorials

Infrastructure, Networking, Security, Kubernetes

Google Kubernetes Engine Kubernetes Official Blog Security

Exploring container security: Day one Kubernetes decisions - How to set up Google Kubernetes Engine with security in mind.

Cloud Armor Networking Official Blog Security

Understanding Google Cloud Armor’s new WAF capabilities - New Google Cloud Armor WAF and telemetry features help to protect you from web-based attacks

Anthos Google Kubernetes Engine Kubernetes

Migrating from Compute Engine to Kubernetes Engine with Migrate for Anthos - Example of migrating a Compute Engine instance to Kubernetes Engine cluster running Migrate for Anthos.

Google Kubernetes Engine Kubernetes Tutorial

Deploy an App on Kubernetes (GKE) with Kong Ingress, LetsEncrypt and Cloudflare. - Step by step config and deployment of web application on Google Kubernetes Engine.

App Development, Serverless, Databases, DevOps

App Engine Firebase GCP Experience Google Kubernetes Engine Serverless

How to Build an Infinitely Scalable Video Captioning Service with Firebase and Kubernetes - Creating a web service that allows users to generate a captioned version of videos.


Remote Desktop, Continuously Delivered - A deep dive of a remote desktop environment with Chrome Remote Desktop, Packer, and Terraform.

Cloud Speech API NodeJS

Handling specific errors in Google Speech to Text for videos streams - The article provides ways on how to handle some of the errors which can occur when extracting text from video stream.

Go Spinnaker

Deploying Go App with GCP, CircleCI and Spinnaker - Deployment of Go app using Google Cloud Platform, CircleCI and Spinnaker.

Cloud Build Cloud Run Docker

Google Cloud Run, Google Cloud Build, Docker and Nginx for hosting a Simple Site - Learn how to run your static website using Docker, Nginx on Google Cloud Platform.

Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Load Balancer, Google Cloud Storage for Hosting a Site - Learn how to host your static site using Google Cloud Storage and Google Cloud Load Balancer

Cloud Storage

CloudFlare and Google Cloud for Hosting a Static Site - Learn how to use CloudFlare in front of Google Cloud Platform


Google’s Firebase for Simple Static Site Hosting with SSL certificate - Learn how to store your static website using Google’s Firebase and a free SSL certificate

CI Cloud Build Docker

Building Artifacts on the Cloud - Using Cloud Build to build various artifacts.

Cloud Tasks

Cloud Tasks is a little stateful - Some use cases for Cloud Tasks.

Big Data, Analytics, ML&AI

Big Data Cloud Dataflow

Trimming down the cost of running Google Cloud Dataflow at scale - Tips and tricks to lower the cost of running Dataflow pipelines

Big Data Compute Engine Puppet Python

New ground — Automatic increase of Kafka LVM on GCP - Adding more storage to each node of Kafka cluster on Google Cloud.

Cloud Data Fusion

Join, Group By and Aggregate in Cloud Data Fusion - Setting up Cloud Data Fusion and creating ETL pipeline.

Big Data BigQuery Serverless

Write efficient queries on BigQuery - A few tips which improve speed of queries in BigQuery.

AI Machine Learning

How to Use GCP with Weights & Biases - How to quickly spin up a Notebook instance via the GCP AI Platform and configure Weights and Biases for experiment tracking.

Data Science Machine Learning

Get started or improve your Machine Learning of structured data using AutoML Tables! (Part 1) - Challenges we are trying to solve and part 2 will go…

Cloud AutoML Machine Learning

Creating a Binary Classification Model using Google AutoML Tables (Part 2) - Creating a machine learning model with Cloud AutoML.

Compute Engine GPU Official Blog

Optimizing GPU performance - Improving the performance of GPUs on virtual machine (VM) instances that use Tesla® K80 GPUs.


AI GCP Experience Official Blog

How Cloud AI is shaping the future of retail—online and in-store - How Google Cloud AI can help transform retailers’ business.

AI GCP Experience Official Blog

How AutoML Vision is helping companies create visual inspection solutions for manufacturing - How manufacturing customers are using AutoML Vision to create visual inspection solutions.

Big Data Business SAP

Google Cloud makes moves to appeal SAP and Oracle Users - A look at a recent development at Google Cloud.

GCP Certification

How to plan your Google Certification Journey? - Approach and resources to use when preparing for Cloud Architect and Data Engineer exam.

GCP Certification

2 weeks to get Google Cloud Professional Architect certified - Experience in preparing for the Cloud Architect exam.

Slides, Videos, Audio

GCP Podcast - #205 DevOps with Nathen Harvey and Jez Humble

Kubernetes Podcast - #81 Vitess, with Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane


Build a Software Delivery Platform with Anthos - In this session, Cloud Solutions Architects Vic Iglesias, Ameer Abbas, and Steve McGhee explain how with Anthos and GitLab you can build a multi-team platform for streamlining CI/CD, policy management and developer onboarding across your organization and teams.

Anthos Kubernetes

Consistent deployment & management for your Kubernetes clusters with Anthos

Cloud Bigtable

Google Cloud Bigtable ☁️Enabling Apps to Exceed Database Boundaries at Any Scale



BigQuery - INFORMATION_SCHEMA now has updated permissions checks.

Cloud Composer - New versions of Cloud Composer images: composer-1.8.2-airflow-1.9.0, composer-1.8.2-airflow-1.10.1, composer-1.8.2-airflow-1.10.2, and composer-1.8.2-airflow-1.10.3. Fixed an issue with triggering DAGs from the Web UI while DAG serialization is turned on (for Airflow 1.10.3).

Cloud Dataproc - 1.3 and 1.4 images: Cloud Dataproc images in the 1.3 and 1.4 minor version tracks are affected by an issue that causes the YARN Timeline Server to excessively log without proper rotation.

Cloud Functions - The ListFunctions API method now handles unreachable locations when the specified location is "-" to list functions across all locations.

AI Platform - AI Platform Training no longer supports TPUs in runtime version 1.12.

Cloud Spanner - SQL queries now support the WITH clause.

Speech To Text - Automatic punctuation is now available for general use.

Cloud SQL - Cloud SQL now supports Access Transparency.


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