The Google Cloud Platform has announced several new features for developers. First, the company has released the Google APIs Client Library for .NET. "This library is an open-source effort, hosted at NuGet, that lets developers building on the Microsoft .NET Framework integrate their desktop or Windows Phone applications with Google's services," blogged Google's Dan Ciruli. "It handles OAuth 2.0 integration, streaming uploads and downloads of media and batching requests. For more than 50 Google APIs, it is the easiest way to get access for any Windows developer. Whether you are plugging Google Calendar into your .NET Framework-based application, translating text in a Windows Phone app or writing a PowerShell script to start Google Compute Engine instances, the Google APIs Client Library for .NET can save you tons of time."
In addition, Google published some new documentation for using Puppet, Chef, Salt and Ansible configuration management tools with Google cloud computing services. All four are open source projects that support the Google Compute Engine.