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Google App Engine Launched: Fully Scalable Web Application Platform

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Google launched a fully scalable web application platform today dubbed, Google App Engine. The platform allows developers to focus in on the application development and let Google handle the stresses of system administration and scalability, which they seem to have cornered the market in.

The platform consists of Python application servers combined with Google's own BigTable database and GFS data store services.

Although the initial launch is only with Python on the application end, Google has assured developers that the platform is language independent and should soon have other languages available.

The service was launched with a 10,000 developer limit.
Ummm hello!!! There are millions of developers out there. We couldn't even get access to the service and we've been eyeing this announcement all day. Please up this to 50k developers at the very least.
An SDK is available for those who missed the boat on getting access to the service. In the meantime the SDK and documentation will have to do. The SDK is available for Windows, Mac, & Unix/Linux.

This launch goes directly against Amazon's cloud service and other cloud computing services such as those being touted by Sun.

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Apr 8 '08 #1
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We got access to this beta. I won't say how . . . . I know we have a strong python community and well i'm a PHP guy so if you're interested and you code in Python and want to work on an app via this service, please PM and maybe we can setup a thread in the Python community to get a cool easy app up running to test this out.

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Hey, I know this is a little bit of a late response, but I would be interested in taking a look at the framework.
May 27 '08 #3

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