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Google Cloud API Gateway Playground

Up to 4h
Free playExplore without specific objectives or guided instruction.
Real-world experiencePractice in a live, pre-configured sandbox environment.


Google Cloud API Gateway is one of the most important services offered by Google Cloud. It allows you to deploy APIs and expose the workloads you handle on Google Cloud. Cloud API Gateway is easy to use and offers you a reduced complexity way to build and deploy APIs.

The playground is a safe and secure sandbox environment for you to explore your own ideas, follow along with Cloud Academy courses, or answer your own questions all without the need to install any software on your local machine. The extended duration of this playground provides you with ample time to play to your heart's content. The goal is to be able to experiment and learn with little start time or overhead. Feel free to experiment with creating Cloud functions and exposing them through Cloud API Gateway in any way you see fit. Enjoy!

Intended Audience

This lab is intended for:

  • Software engineers that need to build, deploy and expose microservices on Google Cloud
  • Cloud architects that need to handle different workloads on Google Cloud.


You may benefit from being familiar with Google Cloud API Gateway. The following labs cover this topic:

About the author

Learning paths

Stefano studies Computer Science and is passionate about technology. He loves working with Cloud services and learning all the best practices for them. Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services are the cloud providers he prefers. He is a Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer. Node.js is the programming language he always uses to code. When he's not involved in studying or working, Stefano loves riding his motorbike and exploring new places.

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Google Cloud API Gateway Playground