Web App Development

Running Node.js on Google Cloud Platform 8 May 2014

Talk by Arun Nagarajan at Google Developer Group London.

Cost Reduction through platforms

1957 - 2013: steep decrease in average S&P 500 company age

Easier to build products:

Google handles lots of data

Cloud Computing

As a Service:

IaaS vs PaaS: IaaS means controlling Runtime, Middleware and OS in addition to Applications and Data (as in PaaS).

Google Cloud Platform


Compute Engine (IaaS)

“Think of it as a general-purpose Linux machine in the cloud.”

Compute Engine Setup

Managed VMs