Powering Google Cloud APIs with Cloud Functions
One of the most powerful aspects of the Cloud Functions service is its flexibility while working with other Google Cloud services, including some of the most advanced APIs. Not only can your function be triggered by multiple sources, you can include multiple functions all in the app. This lab illustrates a perfect example of that flexibility. Here, we will take a photo that has been uploaded, examine it for text, extract any text that is found, translate that text into various languages, and then store those translations for easy retrieval. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? Well, as we’ll experience firsthand in this lab, Cloud Functions can handle it all.