Google Cloud Client Libraries

Google Cloud Client Libraries are our latest and recommended client libraries for calling Google Cloud APIs.

Cloud Client Libraries provide an optimized developer experience by using each supported language's natural conventions and styles. They also reduce the boilerplate code you have to write because they're designed to enable you to work with service metaphors in mind, rather than implementation details or service API concepts.

You can find out more about client libraries for Cloud APIs in Client Libraries Explained.

Working with Cloud Client Libraries

Cloud Client libraries by language

The following table provides links to get you started with Cloud Client Libraries in all our currently supported languages. The GitHub Repo page for each language lists the Cloud Platform services/APIs that are supported by that language's Cloud Client Library, and has installation instructions for a single client library that provides an interface to all those APIs.

Cloud Client libraries by service

You can also download Cloud Client Libraries for individual Cloud Platform services: you'll find detailed instructions to help you get started with these on the relevant product's Client Libraries page. For example, if you only want to use Google Cloud Pub/Sub, you'll find this information in Cloud Pub/Sub Client Libraries.

If a Cloud Client Library for a specific language doesn't support a service you want to work with, use the Google API Client Library for that language.

Using Cloud Client Libraries with Cloud Code

If you're developing an application in an IDE with Cloud Code installed, you can access a consolidated list of Cloud APIs in your IDE. Additionally, you can find their corresponding client libraries and documentation, browse through and enable Cloud APIs, and add Cloud Client Libraries to your project, all from your IDE.

For more on using Cloud Client Libraries with Cloud Code, refer to the Managing Cloud APIs and Libraries guide for your preferred IDE, VS Code, IntelliJ, or Cloud Shell Editor.

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