Google Cloud SQL Is Now Available To The Public

Google released Cloud SQL in limited preview back in 2011, and has only just now launched general availability. It was first conceived of as an add-on to Google App Engine, but Google has since launched Compute Engine, and it works as a “database backbone” for apps running on either. With general availability, Cloud SQL gets encryption of… Continue reading Google Cloud SQL Is Now Available To The Public

Google To Offer Video From I/O Conference

Tickets to this year’s Google I/O developer conference sold out in 59 minutes, meaning there are probably a whole lot of folks who never got the chance to buy one.  But that doesn’t mean they’re going to miss out, as Google’s now arranged to provide video from certain parts of the event. Yesterday, a post… Continue reading Google To Offer Video From I/O Conference

Google Defends Role In Android Ecosystem

If you’ve heard some unpleasant rumors about Google controlling device manufacturers and making Android less open, don’t swallow them just yet.  Google’s Andy Rubin told the company’s side of things yesterday, referring to the other tales as FUD. Rubin wrote in a post on the Android Developers Blog, “As always, device makers are free to… Continue reading Google Defends Role In Android Ecosystem

Google Gives Notebooks To Game Developers Conference Attendees

Where Google goes, developers should perhaps – in a very literal, physical sense – follow.  It seems developers who attended Google-led sessions at the Game Developers Conference yesterday received Cr-48 notebooks in return for their interest. Now, we’ll admit: reviews of Cr-48s have made pretty clear that they’re not the best thing ever.  They don’t… Continue reading Google Gives Notebooks To Game Developers Conference Attendees

Google Releases Android 2.3 Platform

Google has launched a new version of its Android platform called Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Google says Android 2.3 gives developers native access to more parts of the system by exposing a broad set of native APIs. Updates to the SDK Tools include: *Simplified debug builds: Developers can easily generate debug packages without having to manually… Continue reading Google Releases Android 2.3 Platform