Google Cloud Platform Gets New Features Designed to Help Developers
The new Google APIs Client Library for .NET and the improved documentation for using configuration-management tools are aimed at helping cloud developers.Google's Cloud Platform has just received some new features for developers, including a new Google APIs Client Library for .NET and improved documentation for using third-party Puppet, Chef, Salt and Ansible configuration-management tools. The new Google APIs Client Library for .NET, which is now generally available from the company, was announced by Dan Ciruli, Google Cloud Platform product manager, in a March 17 post on the Google Cloud Platform Blog. "This library is an open-source effort, hosted at NuGet, that lets developers building on the Microsoft .NET Framework integrate their desktop or Windows Phone applications with Google's services," wrote Ciruli. "It handles OAuth 2.0 integration, streaming uploads and downloads of media and batching requests. For more than 50 Google APIs, it is the easiest way to get access for any Windows developer. Whether you are plugging Google Calendar into your .NET Framework-based application, translating text in a Windows Phone app or writing a PowerShell script to start Google Compute Engine instances, the Google APIs Client Library for .NET can save you tons of time." Developers can get more information on using the new library in a Getting Started tutorial, he wrote. Developers can also access the Google APIs Client Library for .NET Blog for more information and tips.
"We strive to make our APIs accessible to anyone on any platform: ReST, HTTP and JSON mean that from nearly any language on nearly any hardware, you can call any of our APIs," wrote Ciruli. "However, to be truly useful on many platforms, it helps to have a client library—one that packs a lot of functionality like handling auth, streaming media uploads and downloads, and gives you native language idioms."