Google Launches DevLibrary
Written by Sue Gee   
Monday, 24 May 2021

At last week’s I/O Google unveiled DevLibrary, to add to its already wide range of resources for developers. The difference this time is that it's a platform intended to show off projects and tutorials that might otherwise go undiscovered.

Introducing the Developer Library on the Google Developers blog, Sebastian Trzcinski-Clément, Program Manager, Developer Relations explains that this new platform has been provided in order to showcase the best projects related to Google technologies. 

Developers are being invited to submit blog posts and open source tools to add to this new library of resources. To begin with it has categories for Machine Learning, Flutter, Firebase, Angular, Cloud and Android and more will be added as material is submitted:



The important feature of the Developer Library is its content is curated by the relevant Google teams. If you have content you would like to contribute to this library you need to complete one or more forms per item - multiple forms are required when the item spams more that one category. Currently only blog posts published on Medium are being considered. This seems to be a serious shortcoming so it is good to note that the form mentions that other sources may be considered in future. As far as open source tools are concerned they need to be available under an Apache-2.0 or MIT Licence.

The blog post draws attention to the following initial acquisitions by the Developer library, each of which has a video interview with the author:

This new curated resource seems to be a great idea. There's a lot of informal documentation on the web, some of of it really excellent, some of it sadly lacking in clarity and sometimes even misleading. So if Google is willing to sift the gems from the dross this is to be welcome. Notice that there is a feedback form - so to help ensure high standards we should all take the time to comment on our experiences of the new Developer Library and make suggestions for what we'd like to see there.




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