Gitlab.com is migrating from Azure to Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Gitlab announced that Gitlab.com is migrating from Microsoft Azure to Google Cloud Platform to improve the performance and reliability of GitLab.com. Gitlab believes Kuberbetes is the future. It’s a technology that makes reliability at massive scale possible. They chosen GCP as their cloud provider because of desire to run GitLab on Kubernetes. Google invented Kubernetes, and GKE has the most robust and mature Kubernetes support. Migrating to GCP is the next step in their plan to make GitLab.com ready for your mission-critical workloads.

The migration is currently scheduled for Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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New Certification from Google Cloud : Associate Cloud Engineer

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Cloud is no longer an emerging technology. Now that businesses large and small are realizing the potential of cloud services, the need to hire individuals who can manage cloud workloads has sky-rocketed.

Google Cloud launched a new Associate Cloud Engineer certification, designed to address the growing demand for individuals with the foundational cloud skills necessary to deploy applications and maintain cloud projects on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

The Associate Cloud Engineer certification joins Professional Cloud Architect, which launched in 2016, and Data Engineer, which followed quickly thereafter. These certifications identify individuals with the skills and experience to leverage GCP to overcome complex business challenges. Since the program’s inception, Google Cloud Certified has experienced continual growth, especially this last year when the number of people sitting for Google professional certifications grew by 10x. Because cloud technology affects so many aspects of an organization, IT professionals need to know when and how to use cloud tools in a variety of scenarios, ranging from data analytics to scalability.

For example, it’s not enough to launch an application in the cloud. Associate Cloud Engineers also ensure that the application grows seamlessly, is properly monitored, and readily managed by authorized personnel.

Google for Jobs

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Searching for a job? It will be getting easier than before. As announced in Google I/O 2017 conference, google launched it’s new feature for job seekers in US.  This new job search features used machine learning to get the results from various job sites.

When you search for “jobs near me,” “teaching jobs,” or similar job-seeking queries, you’ll see in-depth results that allow you to explore jobs from across the web.

Google is working with a number of organizations from across the industry to bring the most comprehensive listing of jobs – including LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor and Facebook. This means you’ll see job postings from these sites and many others from across the web as soon as they’re posted. Also direct employers jobs listing can be appears in this google job search list and for this google announced ‘open documentation‘.

Google I/O 2017

Google I/O is an annual developer conference held by Google in San Francisco, California on 17 – 19 May 2017.

Key Notes:

  • Google products have over one million active users.
  • Google photos users upload 1.2 billion photos daily.
  • Google maps users navigate over one billion miles per day.
  • Android now has over two billion active devices.
  • YouTube viewers view over one billion hours of video per day.

Announcements:

  • Google Lens
    • It’s a set of vision-based computer capabilities that will show up on Google Photos and Google Assistant first.
  • Google Assistant available on iPhone
  • Google Assistant SDK allows any manufacturer to include assistant in virtually any smart phone.
    • That includes drink mixers, refrigerators, washing machines, or whatever
  • This summer, Google Home (Voice-activated speaker) will be launched in Canada, Australia, France, Germany, and Japan.
  • Google Photos will soon be able to remove obstructions from photos.
    • For instance, it can remove a fence if you want to just have the image behind the fence.
  •  YouTube will begin to support 360-degree video (including live video) on television
  • Kotlin will be an officially supported language in Android. It’s a new programming language.
  • Google announced Android Go.
    • It optimizes the latest Android releases to run on low end phones.
  • Google announced that standalone VR (Virtual Reality) headsets are coming.
    • It’ll be an Android powered device made specifically for a VR experience.
    • Partners include Qualcomm, HTC, and Lenovo.
    • Devices will come to market later this year.