If you were paying close attention during yesterday, you may have heard talk of . The new developer tool was only mentioned briefly, but today Google offered more details. Cloud Code extends two Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), and , to cloud-native Kubernetes applications.
Google’s message here is that moving to the cloud isn’t just about data. It can also be about code, and the developers who write it. IDEs are designed for editing, compiling, and debugging code for local applications. Google wants to adapt them to developing applications for the cloud.
“Customers are looking to get more agile with cloud, in addition to, of course, saving money,” GCP’s head of developer products Pali Bhat noted. “There’s been a surge of interest in building cloud-native applications.