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There are times when I’m building an application on GCP when I don’t want to use a more traditional datastore like Cloud SQL or Bigtable. Right now, for example, I’m building an app that allows non-technical folks to easily add icons into a build system. I’m not going to write a front-end from scratch, and teaching them source control, while valuable, isn’t really something I wanted to tackle right now. So an easy solution is to use Google Drive. Maybe you never thought of it as a data store…but let’s talk about it here for a minute. …

Gabe Weiss

Husband, father, actor, sword fighter, musician, gamer, developer advocate at Google. Making things that talk to the Cloud. Pronouns: He/Him

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