back to article Google promises its days as a cold-eyed API-killer are behind it

Google has acknowledged that it makes life hard for users when killing off little-loved products, by announcing an API policy that will keep its cloudy interfaces alive for as long as customers are using them. A Tuesday announcement attributed to Google Cloud veep for Technical Infrastructure Kripa Krishnan and veep for …

  1. xyz123

    It's tuesday.

    By Wednesday, Google will have killed off this promise.

    Someone high-up at Alphabet has discovered cancelling stuff works for him like all-natural Viagra :(

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "organizations need those APIs to be stable"

    It's 2021 and Google is finally mouthing words about code stability.

    Whaddya know ? Maybe I'll finally be able to see a pig fly . . .

  3. Ozan

    That's like 60s' IBM.

  4. elsergiovolador Silver badge

    Non-changing change

    I read these points and I fail to see how it materially changes anything?

    1. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

      Re: Non-changing change

      In the future, Google will have to ignore complaints about how they're ignoring these "tenets", as well as the complaints they already ignore about killing stuff off. That might involve a significant corporate investment in their Not Paying Attention infrastructure.

  5. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Introducing NEUKlearer HyperRadioProACTive IT for AIMagicians and Celestial Beings Alike

    so new rules for enterprise APIs promise to stick around until you ride off into the sunset

    How about whenever the Engagement is a JOINT Effort with Myriad Sundry Virtually Enterprising Ventures, for Vultures and Eagles alike, in order to further create greater storms for new sun rises bathed in the Lights of Fabulous 0Day Vulnerability Exploitations. Applications Experiencing Hindsight Rich Remote Leadership for Future Direction?

    The JOINT Effort is then effectively in Remote Co-Command and Control of Google Services ........ Is that considered a Prime Viable Proprietary Intellectual Property Leading Statement always to be wary of when Real if not FailSafe Harboured in the Bays of Immaculate Truth Afloat on Vast Sees of Promise and Unbridled Opportunity with more Ports than ever before imagined open for your engagement and input ..... for Greater Revised Output?

  6. SImon Hobson Silver badge

    Trust ?

    Hmm, does anyone actually trust Google not to do whatever is best for Google at any time regardless of what it might do to the rest of the world ? It always seems to me that working with any of these big outfits is a bit like being a male Black Widow spider at mating time, it might be good while it lasts, but you're in trouble once your mate decides you are no longer useful.

    There used to be a joke going around in the 90s : How many Microsoft people does it take to change a lightbulb ? None, they simply change the industry standard to dark ! This seems to apply very well to Google these days.

  7. Dan 55 Silver badge

    This means Google has to not develop software like a crazed gibbon on speed

    I'm not sure if they're quite up to the task of sitting down and planning things.

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