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Showing the C++ developer love with new client libraries

February 14, 2020
Greg Miller

Software Engineer

Carlos O'Ryan

Software Engineer

We use a lot of C++ at Google, and we've heard that many of you do as well. So whether you're using C++ for your next amazing game, your high-frequency trading platform, your massively parallel scientific computations, or any of a variety of other applications, we want Google Cloud to be an excellent platform for you.

To that end, we are happy to say that we're now building open-source C++ client libraries to help you access Google Cloud services. These are idiomatic C++ libraries that we intend to work well with your application and development workflow. Already, hundreds of GCP projects use generally available C++ libraries every day, including Google Cloud Storage (example code) and Cloud Bigtable (example code). We also have a beta release of our Cloud Spanner C++ library (example code), and we expect it to become generally available very soon. And we're actively working on open-source client libraries for all the remaining cloud services. Several of these libraries are already being used by important Google services handling $IMPRESSIVE_NUMBER of data per $TIME_UNIT.

If you're looking for more C++ client libraries, please let us know how we can help. You can contact your sales rep, or even feel free to directly contact the engineers by filing issues on our GitHub project page. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you get the most out of Google Cloud with your C++ application!

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