The Essential Google Cloud Platform Books for Cloud Professionals

The Essential Google Cloud Platform Books for Cloud Professionals

Solutions Review compiles the most essential books on Google Cloud Platform that any cloud professional or IT administrator needs to add to their reading list.

Is your business running applications and workflows in Google Cloud Platform? Knowing how to keep your Google Cloud environment secure and operating smoothly is critical. Books, whether hardcover or digital, are an excellent source for people looking to learn about a specific field of technology, and Google Cloud is no exception. We’ve listed the top Google Cloud Platform books that you should add to your reading list. These books are intended for beginners and experts alike and are written by authors with proficiency and/or recognition in the field of Google Cloud Platform.

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Building Google Cloud Platform Solutions: Develop scalable applications from scratch and make them globally available in almost any language

by Ted Hunter, Steven Porter, and Legorie Pajan

“You will get started by learning how to use App Engine to access Google’s scalable hosting and build software that runs on this framework. With the help of Google Compute Engine, you’ll be able to host your workload on virtual machine instances. The later chapters will help you to explore ways to implement authentication and security, Cloud APIs, and command-line and deployment management.”


Building Machine Learning and Deep Learning Models on Google Cloud Platform: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners

by Ekaba Bisong

“Author Ekaba Bisong shows you how machine learning tools and techniques are used to predict or classify events based on a set of interactions between variables known as features or attributes in a particular dataset. He teaches you how deep learning extends the machine learning algorithm of neural networks to learn complex tasks that are difficult for computers to perform, such as recognizing faces and understanding languages. And you will know how to leverage cloud computing to accelerate data science and machine learning deployments.”


Building Your Next Big Thing with Google Cloud Platform: A Guide for Developers and Enterprise Architects

by Jose L. Ugia Gonzalez and S. P. T. Krishnan

“Building Your Next Big Thing with Google Cloud Platform shows you how to take advantage of the Google Cloud Platform technologies to build all kinds of cloud-hosted software and services for both public and private consumption. Whether you need a simple virtual server to run your legacy application or you need to architect a sophisticated high-traffic web application, Cloud Platform provides all the tools and products required to create innovative applications and a robust infrastructure to manage them.”


Google Cloud: GCP: Google Cloud Platform: Learn Google Cloud Platform from the Scratch: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

by Adney Ainsley

“Google Cloud is growing quickly as companies increasingly adopt multi-cloud strategies. It was once again named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Infrastructure as a Service Magic Quadrant, and demand for people with Google Cloud skills is running high. To meet this demand and help organizations identify knowledgeable talent, Google has created their Associate Cloud Engineer certification. This book is designed to give students the solid foundation of GCP capability that they will need to later build toward the Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect (PCA) certification.”

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Google Cloud Platform Cookbook: Implement, deploy, maintain, and migrate applications on Google Cloud Platform

by Legorie Rajan PS

“Google Cloud Platform is a cloud computing platform that offers products and services to host applications using state-of-the art infrastructure and technology. You can build and host applications and websites, store data, and analyze data on Google’s scalable infrastructure. This book follows a recipe-based approach, giving you hands-on experience to make the most of Google Cloud services.”


Google Cloud Platform for Architects: Design and manage powerful cloud solutions

by Judy Raj, Janani Ravi, and Vitthal Srinivasan

“The book guides you on how to scale your system and boost its security, helping you become a skilled high-level cloud architect. As you progress, you will discover how individual cloud services are configured and used. The later chapters will even provide you with insights into the best GCP services and help you understand how and when to use them, regardless of how big or small your infrastructure is.”


Google Cloud Platform in Action

by JJ Geewax

“Author and Google software engineer JJ Geewax is your guide as you try everything from hosting a simple WordPress web app to commanding cloud-based AI services for computer vision and natural language processing. Along the way, you’ll discover how to maximize cloud-based data storage, roll out serverless applications with Cloud Functions, and manage containers with Kubernetes.”


Hands-On G Suite for Administrators: Build and manage any business on top of the Google Cloud infrastructure

by Cesar Anton Dorantes

“We will explore G Suite tools in depth so you and your team get everything you need -combination of tools, settings and practices- to succeed in an intuitive, safe and collaborative way. While learning G Suite tools you will also learn how to use Google Sites to create from your corporate site to internal tools, live reports that seamlessly integrate with documents, and external Services.”


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Daniel Hein

Dan is a tech writer who writes about Enterprise Cloud Strategy and Network Monitoring for Solutions Review. He graduated from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor's in Professional Writing. You can reach him at dhein@solutionsreview.com
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