Developer Newsletter December 2022

The next era of smart home with Google is here — let's build it together! Check out the below tools to get your next devices and apps ready, and give us feedback to help make them work better for you and your teams.
The Google Home Extension for Visual Studio Code gives you access to Google Assistant Simulator, Cloud Logging, and soon you will be able to access and view Matter logs.
The Google Home Playground simulates a virtual home with configurable device types and traits. You can easily edit the SYNC response, debug and reproduce integration issues.
The Google Home Test Suite allows you to self-test your Smart Home Action. It generates and runs test cases based on the devices and traits. You can view the test results or fill in the submission form to submit the test results to Google.
The Google Home Plugin for Android Studio gives you access to Google Assistant Simulator, Cloud Logging, Home Graph Viewer and other tools to simplify your smart home development process.
The Matter Virtual Device Development Environment offers a self-contained onboarding experience to configure, commission and control Matter virtual devices. Devs can follow the Codelab to start developing their Matter projects right away.
The Google Home Sample App for Matter enables you to interact with Matter devices. Browse its source code to see how things work under the hood, or clone it to create a customized version of a Matter controller.
Participate in developer research studies to help shape Google Home technical guidance, tools, and APIs that impact your users.