Tag Archives: Google Cloud

Sending Android Push Notifications via GCM in JavaScript

via Sending Android Push Notifications via GCM in JavaScript – PubNub.

You may be wondering if it’s possible to send Android push notifications from web apps written in JavaScript without setting up your own server. Well, it absolutely is when you combine the PubNub Push APIs with PhoneGap!

In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to set up Google Cloud Messaging, how to receive push notifications to Android using PhoneGap, and how to send push notifications using PubNub.

Video: “Click to Deploy” the mean stack on Google Cloud Platform

This is a recording of the webinar from december 22nd 2014 about deploying the mean stack effortlessly on the Google Cloud with the press of a button.

To get started with the mean stack use the following coupon that grants 500$ of google cloud hosting credit – mean-io

Google Cloud Client Library for Node.js

Google Cloud Node.js Client

Node.js idiomatic client for Google Cloud Platform services.

This client supports the following Google Cloud Platform services:

If you need support for other Google APIs, check out the Google Node.js API Client library.

Quick Start

$ npm install --save gcloud



On Google Compute Engine

If you are running this client on Google Compute Engine, we handle authorization for you with no configuration. You just need to make sure that when you set up the GCE instance, you add the correct scopes for the APIs you want to access.


If you are not running this client on Google Compute Engine, you need a Google Developers service account. To create a service account:

  1. Visit the Google Developers Console.
  2. Create a new project or click on an existing project.
  3. Navigate to APIs & auth > APIs section and turn on the following APIs (you may need to enable billing in order to use these services):
    • Google Cloud Datastore API
    • Google Cloud Storage
    • Google Cloud Storage JSON API
  4. Navigate to APIs & auth > Credentials and then:
    • If you want to use a new service account, click on Create new Client ID and select Service account. After the account is created, you will be prompted to download the JSON key file that the library uses to authorize your requests.
    • If you want to generate a new key for an existing service account, click on Generate new JSON key and download the JSON key file.

Google BigQuery

Analyze Big Data in the cloud with Google BigQuery (docs) . Run fast, SQL-like queries against multi-terabyte datasets in seconds. Scalable and easy to use, BigQuery gives you real-time insights about your data.

See the gcloud-node BigQuery API documentation to learn how to access your BigQuery datasets using this library.

var gcloud = require('gcloud');
var bigquery;

// From Google Compute Engine:
bigquery = gcloud.bigquery({
  projectId: 'my-project'

// Or from elsewhere:
bigquery = gcloud.bigquery({
  projectId: 'my-project',
  keyFilename: '/path/to/keyfile.json'

// Access an existing dataset.
var schoolsDataset = bigquery.dataset('schools');

// Import data into a dataset.
schoolsDataset.import('/local/file.json', function(err, job) {});

// Get results from a query job.
bigquery.job('job-id').getQueryResults(function(err, rows, nextQuery) {});

// Get the same results as a readable stream.
  .pipe(require('through2').obj(function(row, enc, next) {
    this.push(row.address + '\n');

Google Cloud Datastore

Google Cloud Datastore (docs) is a fully managed, schemaless database for storing non-relational data. Cloud Datastore automatically scales with your users and supports ACID transactions, high availability of reads and writes, strong consistency for reads and ancestor queries, and eventual consistency for all other queries.

Follow the activation instructions to use the Google Cloud Datastore API with your project.

See the gcloud-node Datastore API documentation to learn how to interact with the Cloud Datastore using this library.

var gcloud = require('gcloud');
var dataset;

// From Google Compute Engine:
dataset = gcloud.datastore.dataset({
  projectId: 'my-project'

// Or from elsewhere:
dataset = gcloud.datastore.dataset({
  projectId: 'my-project',
  keyFilename: '/path/to/keyfile.json'

dataset.get(dataset.key(['Product', 'Computer']), function(err, entity) {
  console.log(err || entity);

Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage (docs) allows you to store data on Google infrastructure with very high reliability, performance and availability, and can be used to distribute large data objects to users via direct download.

See the gcloud-node Storage API documentation to learn how to connect to Cloud Storage using this library.

var fs = require('fs');
var gcloud = require('gcloud');
var storage;

// From Google Compute Engine:
storage = gcloud.storage({
  projectId: 'my-project'

// Or from elsewhere:
storage = gcloud.storage({
  keyFilename: '/path/to/keyfile.json',
  projectId: 'my-project'

// Create a new bucket.
storage.createBucket('my-new-bucket', function(err, bucket) {});

// Reference an existing bucket.
var bucket = storage.bucket('my-bucket');

// Upload a local file to a new file to be created in your bucket.

// Download a remote file to a new local file.

Google Cloud Pub/Sub (Alpha)

Google Cloud Pub/Sub is in Alpha status. As a result, it might change in backward-incompatible ways and is not recommended for production use. It is not subject to any SLA or deprecation policy.

Google Cloud Pub/Sub (docs) allows you to connect your services with reliable, many-to-many, asynchronous messaging hosted on Google’s infrastructure. Cloud Pub/Sub automatically scales as you need it and provides a foundation for building your own robust, global services.

See the gcloud-node Pub/Sub API documentation to learn how to use Cloud Pub/Sub with this library.

var gcloud = require('gcloud');
var pubsub;

// From Google Compute Engine:
pubsub = gcloud.pubsub();

// Or from elsewhere:
pubsub = gcloud.pubsub({
  projectId: 'my-project',
  keyFilename: '/path/to/keyfile.json'

// Create a new topic.
pubsub.createTopic('my-new-topic', function(err, topic) {});

// Reference an existing topic.
var topic = pubsub.topic('my-existing-topic');

// Publish a message to the topic.
topic.publish('New message!', function(err) {});

// Subscribe to the topic.
topic.subscribe('new-subscription', function(err, subscription) {
  // Register listeners to start pulling for messages.
  function onError(err) {}
  function onMessage(message) {}
  subscription.on('error', onError);
  subscription.on('message', onMessage);

  // Remove listeners to stop pulling for messages.
  subscription.removeListener('message', onMessage);
  subscription.removeListener('error', onError);


Contributions to this library are always welcome and highly encouraged.

See CONTRIBUTING for more information on how to get started.


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