Developing Solutions for Google Cloud Platform (GO8326)

Learn the best practices for developing applications with Google Cloud Platform.

This three-day instructor-led course introduces you to concepts and best practices for developing applications with Google Cloud Platform. Through a combination of presentations, demos and hands-on labs, you will learn how to develop cloud-based applications using Google App Engine Standard Environment, Google Cloud Datastore, Google Cloud Endpoints, and Google Cloud Repositories.

Course Objectives

In this course you will learn:

  • Build scalable and reliable applications using Google App Engine Standard Environment
  • Leverage Google Cloud Endpoints to implement,deploy, and manage API backends
  • Create microservice-based applications using App Engine services
  • Manage application security, versioning, deployment, and monitoring
  • Store application data, optimize query performance, and use transactions in Google Cloud Datastore
  • Provide improved performance and capacity with Memcache and instance scaling

Target Audience

Experienced application developers who want to learn how to migrate applications to the cloud or to create native, cloud-based applications on Google Cloud App Engine.


  • Have attended Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Intrastructure or equivalent experience
  • Basic proficiency with command-line tools and linux operating system environments
  • Experience developing applications and APIs using a common programming language such as Java or Python
  • Experience deploying and managing applications, either on-premises or in a public cloud environment
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Course Modules

1. Developing Solutions with Google Cloud Platform

  • Benefits of Google Cloud Platform
  • Development tools and services for Google Cloud Platform
  • Google Cloud Platform solution architectures

2. Google Cloud Endpoints

  • Cloud Endpoints features
  • Developing APIs using Cloud Endpoints
  • Accessing Cloud Endpoints APIs using JavaScript clients

3. App Engine Services

  • Modular application design and App Engine services
  • Deploying services
  • Accessing App Engine services

4. User Authentication and Credentials

  • Authentication and authorization concepts
  • Securing access through application configuration
  • Authentication with the Users service
  • Authorization with API keys, OAuth, and application default credentials

5. Managing App Engine Applications

  • Deploying and managing multiple application versions
  • Traffic splitting, incremental rollouts, and canary releases
  • Budgets and quotas
  • Stackdriver logging and application tracing

6. Storage for Solution Developers

  • Functionality and benefits of Cloud Platform storage options
  • Using Google Cloud Storage for immutable BLOB storage
  • Integrating Google Cloud SQL into App Engine Apps
  • Cloud Datastore fundamentals

7. Queries and Indexes

  • Implementing query filters with Cloud Datastore
  • Single-property and composite indexes
  • Configuring and optimizing indexes

8. Entity Groups, Consistency, and Transactions

  • Strong and eventual consistency in Cloud Datastore
  • Ensuring strongly consistent queries
  • Best practices for Cloud Datastore transactions

9. App Engine Performance and Optimization

  • Memcache use cases and implementation patterns
  • Manual, basic, and automatic scaling behavior
  • Configuring application scaling

10. Task Queues

  • Push and pull queue capabilities and configuration
  • Adding and consuming tasks with push and pull queues
  • Scheduling tasks with the Cron Service