Although the majority of tasks on Google Cloud Platform can be completed via gcloud, there are some activities that require additional tools. This is primarily due to the development history and scope of the tools and their related platforms.
In addition to gcloud, the Google Cloud SDK comes bundled with gsutil and bq. Additionally, the Google Cloud SDK offers a few other product-specific command-line tools that are not installed by default, but can be installed via gcloud components install. Here, we'll just touch on some of the major tools used in this book.