Comments on Google App Engine for developers Niall Kennedy's home on the web 2012-07-02T14:52:24Z http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/2008/04/google-app-engine.atom Niall Kennedyhttp://www.niallkennedy.com/blog@niallkennedy.com http://st.niallkennedy.com/icon32.png http://st.niallkennedy.com/niall.jpg Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 United States By: Kiran Kiran http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/2008/04/google-app-engine.html#comment-2310 2009-12-22T16:26:59Z 2009-12-22T16:26:59Z This article needs revision! Limitations have changed, you can now do a lot more than what you could initially! I love Cron support!

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By: cesoid cesoid http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/2008/04/google-app-engine.html#comment-2309 2008-05-25T16:52:38Z 2008-05-25T16:52:38Z jack: I don’t know when it opens to the public, but after not making it in as one of the first 10,000, google has followed up and let me in. So I wouldn’t be surprised if you can get in soon.

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By: Massimo Massimo http://www.web2py.com/ http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/2008/04/google-app-engine.html#comment-2308 2008-04-23T19:04:15Z 2008-04-23T19:04:15Z You can also run code developed with a high level framework like web2py on the Google App Engine.

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By: jack jack http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/2008/04/google-app-engine.html#comment-2307 2008-04-16T19:38:21Z 2008-04-16T19:38:21Z Has anyone heard when this will be opened up to the public. I wasn’t one of the lucky 10,000 but am itching to give Google App Engine a try.

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By: Paul Paul http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/2008/04/google-app-engine.html#comment-2306 2008-04-14T15:25:21Z 2008-04-14T15:25:21Z Thanks for your quick reply. Once App Engine gets going, I would like to see Google and friends create some custom ASIC or processor that runs Python compiled code directly in order to speed things up. I hear that interpreted languages present difficulties to hardware designers, but I am confident that some creative thinking can overcome this.
Perhaps it would be good to have the global lock issue to a point where threaded and/or MPP platforms can operate well.

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By: Niall Kennedy Niall Kennedy http://www.niallkennedy.com/ http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/2008/04/google-app-engine.html#comment-2305 2008-04-13T20:24:27Z 2008-04-13T20:24:27Z Paul,
App Engine runs the latest public release of Python: 2.5.2. Some modules, such as marshal, are disabled due to local disk access or C dependencies.
Lock-in is a bit more complex to explain and deserves an entirely separate post. If you use an ORM to manage data interactions you now have a new engine: BigTable. You may want to attach wrappers around requests typically handled by httplib, urllib, and urllib2 to better match Google’s urlfetch behavior.

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By: Paul Paul http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/2008/04/google-app-engine.html#comment-2304 2008-04-13T03:49:29Z 2008-04-13T03:49:29Z App Engine sounds nice.  Thanks for reporting on it.
What “version” is the Python runtime engine? 2.5? 2.6? Proprietary?
What is the “lock in” factor? If I should decide to go to the trouble of managing my own infrastructure, what will it take to migrate the application to it? Must I license the Google App Engine? Is it possible?

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By: Roger Jennings Roger Jennings http://oakleafblog.blogspot.com http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/2008/04/google-app-engine.html#comment-2303 2008-04-11T19:37:39Z 2008-04-11T19:37:39Z Niall,Re: “4. No SSL Support”The documentation’s “Sandbox Security Controls” topic states, “Other computers can only connect to the application by making HTTP (or HTTPS) requests on the standard ports.” So I believe the apps support SSL.Also, SSL is supported for external URL requests with any certificate (including self-signed certificates) by the URL Fetch API but the proxy does not authenticate the host.–rj

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By: John John http://mrjmw.com/ http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/2008/04/google-app-engine.html#comment-2302 2008-04-11T17:05:16Z 2008-04-11T17:05:16Z I like the direction that the major web titans are going. They may not be there just yet, but with google and amazon opening up there platforms for all to build web apps that will easily scale, I’m looking forward to these products in the future as the primary hosts of all new web apps. I hope they (google, amazon, etc) can pull it off though. And get it to a level of stability that your web app can run with out too many major hiccups.

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By: Patrick Chanezon Patrick Chanezon http://wordpress.chanezon.com/ http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/2008/04/google-app-engine.html#comment-2301 2008-04-11T16:29:53Z 2008-04-11T16:29:53Z Thanks for the detailed in depth article Niall: your coverage of developer products is always a good read.
I knew you would like App Engine :-)

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