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Google Cloud Java 11 Migration

October 24, 2020

I spent the last couple months updating the Google Cloud tutorials from Java 8 to Java 11. I went into this expecting it to be relatively straightforward. After all, Java is backwards compatible, and Google wouldn’t completely change how Cloud works, right?

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://happycoding.io/blog/google-cloud-java-11
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It is important that you developed a migration guide. Having spent almost 30 years in IT, I learned that the migration guide should come out BEFORE the need for migration is put into effect. Google has lots of young developers who have not learned that and want to move on to the newest and greatest new project. This will bite them in the end…