Cloud services make it easy to get infrastructure in a flexible and on-demand way. While there are many cloud services to choose from, Google Cloud Platform offers unique services that let you focus on building powerful applications. Google Cloud Services in Action teaches readers to build and launch web applications that scale while leveraging the Google Cloud Platform. Readers begin with the basics, learning how cloud services work, and the specifics of the Google Cloud Platform. The book includes hands-on step-by-step instruction on deploying applications, handling large amounts of data, and much more. By the end, readers will know how to build, leverage, and deploy cloud-based applications so web applications get started more quickly, suffer fewer disasters, and require less maintenance. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.