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Google Creates Developers Cloud Playground For Code Testing


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Google's Cloud Playground is an open source project that allows developers to try out new ideas without having to create a safe environment for them outside of the production infrastructure.

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Google has created a Cloud Playground environment in which developers can quickly try out new ideas without having to commit to setting up a local development environment that is safe for testing coding experiments outside of the production infrastructure.

The Cloud Playground is an open source project that includes mimic, a regular Python App Engine app that serves as a development server, and bliss, a browser-based code editor that enables users to edit code in the mimic virtual file system.

Earlier this year, Google opened its Google Maps application programming interface (API) to developers so they can build consumer and business applications. By using the Maps API, developers can now use Google's cloud infrastructure to add their data on top of a Google Map and share that custom presentation with other users.

Google also recently created the new Mobile Backend Starter, which enables developers to focus on building and selling their apps by automating the back end of apps development.

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