Support Videos, Samples, and Articles

This page contains links to videos and sample applications for Google Cloud Storage.

To get started using Google Cloud Storage, see Getting Started: Using the Cloud Platform Console or Getting Started: Using the gsutil Tool.

Videos

This section contains videos for Google Cloud Storage, including comparison with related products and overviews of some Google Cloud Storage features.

Video Description Notes
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Where Do I Store My Stuff?

A quick tour of the storage-in-the-cloud options available to Google developers. This video will help you choose which options are best suited to your needs.

See also Storing Your Data
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Building Cloud Storage

Nathan Herring discusses some of the specific concerns about latency/availabilty tradeoffs in systems choices and network physical layout that were considered when building Cloud Storage, and some of the underlying technology used at Google (that's been made public). A little goodness about ops decision-making, and a little insight into the workings at Google.

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Google I/O 2012 - Introducing Cloud Storage

Since opening its doors to all developers at Google I/O last year, the Cloud Storage team has shipped several features that let you use Cloud Storage for a variety of advanced use cases. This session will open with a quick introduction to the product, and quickly shift focus to implementing a variety of advanced applications using new features in Cloud Storage.

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Google I/O 2011 - Introducing Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage for Developers is a RESTful service for storing and accessing your data on Google's infrastructure. This 101 session shows basic examples of storing data on Google's Cloud, highlights the new features launched since Google I/O 2010, and discusses how to integrate with other Google Developer products

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Google I/O 2010 - Introducing Cloud Storage

Google is expanding our storage products by introducing Google Storage for Developers. It offers a RESTful API for storing and accessing data at Google. Developers can take advantage of the performance and reliability of Google's storage infrastructure, as well as the advanced security and sharing capabilities. We will demonstrate key functionality of the product as well as customer use cases.

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Google Cloud Storage Office Hours - 9/5/2012

This session explains how to serve websites directly from Google Cloud Storage (including how to associate your storage resources with a custom domain name), followed by a Q&A session.

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Google Cloud Storage - Getting Started with a JavaScript Sample Application

This video and sample code cover getting started with Google Cloud Storage using JavaScript. The video shows you how to set up the sample application, run the sample, and use it to try out Google Cloud Storage API commands like list buckets.

Sample Code

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Samples and articles

This section lists samples and articles that you can use to go into more depth with Cloud Storage. Use these resources after you have familiarized yourself with Getting Started: Using the Cloud Platform Console and Getting Started: Using the gsutil Tool.

Most samples are hosted on the GoogleCloudPlatform GitHub page; this section lists relevant tutorials that may accompany the samples, as well a description and list of more advanced samples for particular use cases.

If you are using the JSON API, there are more samples listed in the Cloud Storage Client Libraries page, including samples for Java, Python, Node.js, Ruby, Go, PHP, and C#.

All these samples assume you have at least basic programming knowledge.

Sample Author Description Libraries Used Required Experience
storage-getting-started-python Kathryn Hurley Get started with Cloud Storage. This example shows how to use XML API methods to test many of the Cloud Storage features. Familiarity with Python
storage-getting-started-php Zyad Mir Learn how to use Cloud Storage API in PHP. Create a web application that uses the API to interface with Cloud Storage. Google APIs Client Library for PHP Familiarity with PHP
storage-getting-started-javascript Zyad Mir Get started using JavaScript to interface with Cloud Storage. Build a web based application to call Cloud Storage API using JavaScript. Google APIs JavaScript Client Library Familiarity with JavaScript, HTML
storage-appengine-bucket-lister-python Marc Cohen Learn how to integrate Cloud Storage with an App Engine application. This example shows the basic steps to get started with Cloud Storage in App Engine. Familiarity with Python and Google App Engine
storage-metabucket-javascript Jeff Terrace Learn how to use JavaScript to obtain Cloud Storage bucket's information. Create a JavasSript application to display bucket's metadata attributes. Google APIs JavaScript Client Library Familiarity with JavaScript, HTML
storage-file-transfer-json-python Marc Cohen Get started using Cloud Storage Client Libraries. This example shows how to use JSON API to upload and download files between Cloud Storage and the local file system. Google APIs Client Library for Python Familiarity with Python
storage-signedurls-python Jeff Terrace Learn how to allow access to your Cloud Storage resource(s) to a wide audience for a limited time using signed URL authentication. Familiarity with Python
storage-cmdline-sample Nathan Herring A command-line example of calling Google Cloud Storage JSON API methods in Java. Google APIs Client Library for Java Familiarity with Java

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