I tend to spend a lot of time in the command-line tools when working with the public cloud computing providers. It is fast, scriptable, and... strangely empowering.
Over the last year as a Product Manager on Google Cloud Platform, I have been thinking a lot about improving the developer experience. Obviously, one of the crucial parts of this experience is the command-line access to the cloud. To improve this experience, we have launched
gcloud: a command-line tool for Google Cloud Platform, which enables developers to manage their Google Cloud-based resources in a consistent, uniform and efficient way.
I have captured the following video which showcases some of the power-use cases of
gcloud that I am particularly excited about, and I think it may be worthwhile sharing. In particular, the video below features:
- A single-line installation
- Unified help
- Command autocompletion
- Remote resource autocompletion
- Output formatting
- Command chaining
- Component management and updating
- Access to the bleeding-edge commands, and so on.
The video is rather fast (apologies, but I wanted to keep it around 5 minutes), so you might want to pause it if you find something interesting.
I hope you'll find it useful!
With that, I'm signing off from building next-generation cloud computing to building cheap, scrappy and accessible virtual reality.
Onwards and upwards, my friends!