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Building Your Next Big Thing with Google Cloud Platform: A Guide for Developers and Enterprise Architects by Jose L. Ugia Gonzalez, S .P. T. Krishnan

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CHAPTER 1

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The Google Cloud Platform Difference

Cloud computing as a vision is just 54 years young in 2015 (much older than either of this book’s authors!). In 1961, John McCarthy introduced the idea of “computation being delivered as a public utility.” Over the next five decades, various technological innovations enabled today’s cloud computing, including the following:

  • In 1960s, J. C. R. Licklider developed ARPANET—the forerunner to the Internet and what is considered to be the biggest contributor to the history of cloud computing in this era.
  • In 1971, Intel engineer Ray Tomlinson developed software that allowed users to send messages from one ...

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