Katerina Skroumpelou joins us to talk about her experiences using the Google Cloud platform to build apps quickly and easily, including how it handles data, authentication, hosting, and more!

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 204,
  title: 'Wolves, Cats, and Dogs...and The Google Cloud Platform',
  topics: [ 
    'cloud', 'functions', 'authentication'
  guest: 'Katerina Skroumpelou'
  hosts: [
    'Craig Shoemaker', 'John Papa'

Recording date: 9/15/2022

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Katerina Skroumpelou on Twitter https://twitter.com/psybercity

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  • 00:49 Topic introduction
  • 02:03 Guest introduction
  • 05:57 What drew you to Google Cloud?
  • 07:45 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 08:46 What was the app you created for a friend?
  • 10:37 How did you do authentication and hosting?
  • 17:14 How quickly is data updated?
  • 23:48 What pain goes away because you can use functions?
  • 25:33 Sponsor: IdeaBlade
  • 26:32 How does Firebase handle authentication?
  • 28:44 How do you deploy your project?
  • 36:32 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.