Google Is Catering To The New Social Developer

Julia Ferraioli is a developer advocate for Google Compute Engine, the new cloud play the company has in limited beta. I caught up with Julia at the Strata Conference yesterday to talk about her job and the change she and her colleagues are seeing in the Google developer community as more people use the cloud to build apps.

In particular she says developers use social technologies to develop apps more than ever before. Google itself does Google Hangouts to show how to use services available to developers. She said Google is scaling its online resources as the developer community scales, as well.

Ferraioli says that Google Compute Engine has a project level structure so people can work on teams. More and more, development will be collaborative and Google is thinking about that as it builds services that cater to the developer community.