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  • David M. Chandler

    Web app developer since 1994 and Google Cloud Platform Instructor now residing in Colorado. Besides tech, I enjoy landscape photography and share my work at ColoradoPhoto.gallery.

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Archive for the ‘Google Cloud Platform’ Category

Chrome 83 new feature might “break” some Web apps temporarily

Posted by David Chandler on June 16, 2020

Chrome m83 includes a new feature to block third-party cookies by default in Incognito windows (https://venturebeat.com/2020/05/19/google-chrome-83/). This is no doubt a good thing for browser security; however, it’s a problem for some apps like bigquerygeoviz that may rely on services from other domains (in this case, bigquerygeoviz is hosted at appspot.com but is making API calls to google.com). Only workaround for now is to turn the setting off when you launch an incognito window, like this:

Many technical trainers like myself use incognito windows for demos and keeping numerous credentials separate, so we may have to get used to changing this setting for a while.


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Google Cloud extends free Qwiklabs and Pluralsight in May

Posted by David Chandler on May 1, 2020

Google Cloud has extended several free training offers for May, including another 30 free days of Qwiklabs. We use Qwiklabs in all the courses that I teach. They are an excellent way to get hands on with Google Cloud Platform, and Google has made the entire self-paced labs catalog (over 400 labs) available for free this May. If you have some time for learning new things this month, I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this offer!

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Creating a COVID-19 data pipeline and dashboard with Google Cloud Platform

Posted by David Chandler on April 29, 2020

I’ve created a pipeline and dashboard using Google BigQuery and related tools (GeoViz and DataStudio) to daily import the NYT dataset for each county. This pipeline and dashboard cost literally less than a penny per month to operate in Google Cloud. You can find complete instructions in the GoogleCloudPlatform github repo, or just link directly to my COVID-19 US dashboard to explore the data.

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