Dataform CI/CD pipeline on Google Cloud

  • Jan. 4, 2023

I looked forward to Dataform becoming part of Google Cloud. Merging into GCP took longer than I hoped and expected ...

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Backup database to Google Cloud Storage

  • May 28, 2021

I have a few small websites hosted on the Digital Ocean server. Each of them has a MySQL database and ...

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Executing Jupyter Notebooks on serverless GCP products

  • May 13, 2021

Jupyter Notebooks are a great tool for data science & analysis. They are developed on Jupyter Notebook servers which can ...

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Displaying ECS Fargate logs in Airflow UI

  • March 31, 2021

In one of my projects I am working on, I'm using AWS Elastic Container Service to run Fargate tasks ...

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Exporting data from Firebase (Firestore) to BigQuery

  • April 14, 2020

Firebase is a popular platform for web and mobile app development. The main database option when developing applications on Firebase ...

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Using system packages and custom binaries in Google Cloud Functions.

  • Dec. 6, 2019

Google Cloud Functions is a serverless compute platform on Google Cloud Platform. Its main principle is: "Write code in NodeJS ...

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How I hacked Czech state

  • Sept. 17, 2019

Of course, the title is an overstatement. For the first time, I joined the hackathon in Prague, the Czech Republic ...

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Connecting Cloud Functions with Compute Engine using Serverless VPC Access

  • June 21, 2019

Serverless products on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) such as Cloud Functions and App Engine due to their serverless nature (hidden ...

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Cloud Tasks for every HTTP target

  • May 29, 2019

On May 21st, 2017 it was (somewhat) quietly announced that for Cloud Task there is Beta support for HTTP targets ...

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Using Cloud Run service as async worker

  • May 2, 2019

In my previous article, I described the process of deploying private Cloud Run service and then using Service Account to ...

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Making requests to Cloud Run with the Service account

  • April 25, 2019

Cloud Run is a new compute serverless solution on Google Cloud Platform. It can run any web app deployed as ...

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Overview of serverless compute products on Google Cloud Platform

  • April 11, 2019

With Google Cloud Run introduction during the Cloud Next 2019, Serverless/Managed Compute family got a new member. There are ...

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Setting Budget and Alerts for your Google Cloud project

  • March 18, 2019

Journey on Google Cloud for most people starts with registering, setting credit card info and then diving into Cloud Console ...

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Uploading data to Firestore using Dataflow

  • Feb. 14, 2019

Firestore is next generation of NoSQL databases on Google Cloud Platform adding various improvements over Cloud Datastore like real time ...

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Simple serverless data pipeline on Google Cloud Platform

  • Jan. 7, 2019

In one of my previous articles I wrote about creating data pipeline to get regularly information about BigQuery public datasets ...

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BigQuery public datasets metadata

  • Dec. 22, 2018

I created public BigQuery table which contains metadata about BigQuery public datasets. As it well known, BigQuery has public datasets ...

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Understanding Google App Engine runtimes

  • Dec. 3, 2018

This years second generation of standard runtimes for Google App Engine was released. So now there is First and Second ...

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Search on Google Cloud Platform - Spanner

  • Aug. 27, 2018

Forth article regarding topic Search on Google Cloud is devoted to Cloud Spanner. Idea is to explore various different products ...

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Search on Google Cloud Platform - Cloud SQL

  • Aug. 9, 2018

Continuing series on topic "Search on Google Cloud Platform", in this article I'll explore Cloud SQL as storage, namely ...

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Google App Engine for internal systems

  • July 24, 2018

The other day I was answering question on Quora "How your company is using Google cloud and what for?". Of ...

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Uploading data to Cloud Datastore using Dataflow

  • July 18, 2018

In one of my previous articles, I was uploading 1.2 million of records from csv file to Cloud Datastore ...

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Search on Google Cloud Platform - Cloud Datastore

  • July 11, 2018

In previous article I described simplified solution of how to implement search functionality (for eshop or similar) using Google Cloud ...

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Search on Google Cloud Platform - App Engine and Search API

  • July 4, 2018

I came around few times on topic "Search on Google Cloud Platform", i.e. people asking question of different ways ...

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Setting WordPress on Google Cloud Platform

  • June 21, 2018

Wordpress is really not my are of interest but I'm writing this because of several reasons:

1. In comments ...

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Service Accounts on Google Cloud Platform

  • May 26, 2018

It often happens when I work with clients that they don't have much experience with Google Cloud Platform, i ...

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Sharing local Datastore between GAE and client library

  • May 9, 2018

Since the beginning (2008) Google App Engine (GAE) had integrated Datastore API which could be used also for local development ...

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Google Compute Engine SSH Browser Options

  • Feb. 19, 2018

SSH from web browser to Google Compute Engine instance is one of those cool features which simplifies every day life ...

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Running webapp2 outside of Google App Engine

  • Nov. 17, 2017

Webapp2 is Python framework for creating web applications and is primarily used for development on Google App Engine. In fact ...

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Some less known features of Google Cloud Storage 2

  • Sept. 8, 2017

As I wrote in previous article Google Cloud Storage has interesting features which doesn't have to be immediately obvious ...

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Some less known features of Google Cloud Storage

  • Aug. 31, 2017

When somebody tells you Google Cloud Storage, probably first thing that comes to your mind is bucket, blob, Nearline, Coldline ...

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Uploading multiple files to Google Cloud Storage from Browser

  • Aug. 13, 2017

From time to time, there is need in web application for users to upload file or multiple files to server ...

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Configuring Google Cloud SDK for multiple projects

  • May 19, 2017

gcloud is program which provides command line interface to Google Cloud Platform products and services. So basically everything that is ...

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Google App Engine Flexible (with examples)

  • April 4, 2017

So finally at Cloud Next 2017 (March 2017), Google App Engine Flexible was announced as generally available. You can read ...

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Google Cloud Platform for a fistful of dollars

  • March 7, 2017

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers for some of it's products and services daily/monthly free tiers. This can be ...

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Google App Engine redirection from naked domain to www

  • Jan. 17, 2017

When project is created on Google Cloud Platform, domain is automatically created and deployed Google App Engine ...

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Reflections on Google App Engine Flexible going Beta

  • Dec. 1, 2016

In November 2016 GAE Flex went Beta, and since some changes were introduced I want to write my thoughts about ...

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New Google Cloud Endpoints

  • Sept. 7, 2016

On August 25th I’ve got email from Google Cloud Platform inviting me to fill out survey regarding Google Cloud ...

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Google Cloud DNS

  • Sept. 3, 2016

Google Cloud DNS is one of products of Google Cloud Platform (it's placed under Network products) that allows you ...

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Google App Engine Flexible Environment status

  • July 27, 2016

I am writing this article out of my own personal experience working with GAE Flexible environment (more precisely one case ...

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edX on Google Cloud Platform

  • Aug. 14, 2015

Have your thought to create some course and show it to the world? Of course you can create video and ...

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Gentle introduction to Bigtable

  • Aug. 5, 2015

In May this year, Google announced availability of Big Table database for public use through Google Cloud Platform. What that ...

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Google App Engine - platform for your startup

  • Aug. 3, 2015

Google App Engine is great platform for building web applications. I created presentation where I pointed out some thoughs from ...

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My first Android App

  • July 23, 2015

Small step for humanity but big step for one man as saying goes. This week I published my first Android ...

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Pagination in Google App Engine

  • April 21, 2015

One aspect of working with database (doesn't relates only to GAE) is retrieving stored data. It can be single ...

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MOOC Udacity course review: Developing Scalable Apps in Python

  • April 16, 2015

When Udacity launched in summer 2014 course Developing Scalable Apps (with Java), my review here: ...

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Google Cloud Platform videos

  • March 31, 2015

The other day I wanted to put good and inspiring videos regarding Google Cloud Platform (Google App Engine) all together ...

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What made me happy in 2014

  • Jan. 2, 2015

In the end of 2014 I started little more to show to the world my side project and ...

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Recovering corrupted zip file

  • Aug. 8, 2014

Few weeks ago I was doing backup of various folders, which I zipped into one file and uploaded to Google ...

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MOOC Udacity course review: Developing Scalable Apps

  • July 22, 2014

I am doing courses on Udacity since their beginning, so I was quite curious when they recently introduced new courses ...

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Java request through proxy with apache httpclient

  • July 19, 2014

Few weeks ago I was solving problem which consisted of calling url in Java program through proxy. It took me ...

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Simplemind app - review

  • June 25, 2014

I read book aboutMind mapsfew year ago and since then I was using them (ok, trying to use ...

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What to do with your kid when he is for weeks in the bed

  • Feb. 16, 2014

Little background: my 5 year old son broke is thigh-bone (femur) in the mid December 2013. For our family it ...

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Android Studio Problems

  • Feb. 1, 2014

I was figuring out few days ago how to spend time with kids inside apartment, and we agreed that we ...

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What made me happy today

  • Jan. 7, 2014

I had this idea in my head I think for over two years. I have three children (at that time ...

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Volvo Trucks - Commercials

  • Nov. 29, 2013

This week colleague from work told me about interesting commercial with Van Damme. After watching it on YouTube I've ...

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I love Google App Engine but...

  • Nov. 5, 2013

update 2015: It's possible to set custom domail now in cloud console ...

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Montessori pedagogy & famous people

  • Sept. 2, 2013

Today my children started to attend Montessori kindergarten. From their age of 2 years, my wife became interested in this ...

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Adding Disqus comments

  • Aug. 9, 2013

Since the beggining of this site I used Django comments application for allowing people to write comments. After some time ...

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Who says you need to buy a guitar?

  • March 12, 2013

I have a few songs from White Stripes / Jack White on my youtube playlist and few weeks ago youtube put ...

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Wooden dinosaur

  • Feb. 14, 2013

My kids are for some time interested in dinosausors: we have few books, every now and then I print coloring ...

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Lone ranger or how not to destroy childhood ideals

  • Jan. 20, 2013

Previos weekend I had interesting experience: Somehow I watched on Youtube trailer for movie called Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp ...

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Sound for alarm clock

  • Jan. 17, 2013

In my company, we have paper shredder. It's located on the hallway some 10 meters from my office. For ...

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Jedlo po Srbsku

  • Jan. 16, 2013

Pred nejakym casom som si vsimol, ze v Prahe v dost restauraciach (hospodach) ked chodime s kolegami s prace na ...

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BookReview - Quiet: The Power of Introverts

  • Jan. 4, 2013

In 2012 I watched TED video from Susan Cain about introverts and I was quite inspired and discovered that she ...

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Geek Dad

  • Dec. 23, 2012

K narodeninam som dostal tuto zaujimavu knihu Tata Geek (Geek Dad), zaujimave aktivity (technicke) ktore sa mozu robit s detmi ...

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Goodbye and hello

  • Dec. 21, 2012

Well, these days there is a big fuss about the end of the world, of course it didn't happened ...

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