Cloud computing, specifically the public cloud, is revolutionizing the way application developers design, build, deploy, maintain, and retire their software. Just a decade ago, it took several weeks to make a website public. Today, thanks to public cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, the same task can be done in a hour, if not in a couple of minutes.

When we became Google Developer Experts in Google Cloud Platform, we interacted with the developer communities in several countries and asked them what they needed to in order to start using Cloud Platform. The unanimous responses were the need for books. We scoured the market, and although a few books talked about specific Cloud Platform ...

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