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Google Open Sources Some of Its Cloud Platform Code

The move is aimed at getting more developers to use its cloud computing tools.


Google has released the source code for 36 sample projects and tools related to its cloud computing platform. Many of these are "starter project" templates that should developers how to connect Google's various APIs. All of the newly open sourced code has been posted on GitHub.

"We will continue to add repositories that illustrate solutions, such as the classic guest book app on Google App Engine. For good measure, you will also see some tools that will make your life easier, such as an OAuth 2.0 helper," blogged Google's Julia Ferraioli.

RedMonk founder James Governor says Google is trying to attract more developers to its cloud development tools. "Increasingly today, developers are not going to use your stuff if it isn't open source and they don't have access to the code," he said.

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