An Unknown Indian

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Google App Engine

Posted by Balachandran on April 9, 2008

Hello folks, Now more from google. Google has released a new service called the Google App Engine. Google App Engine is a service that lets us run our web applications on goolge’s infrastructure. So, we can be free from tasks setting up and maintaining servers for our apps, i.e we will be able concentrate more on our apps than on the underlying support systems. Moreover, the app engine provides a dynamic load balancing environment, supporting nearly 5 million hits a month for an application. Initially, as it is a trial run, 500 MB of space is given (all accounts are free now) and once the full version is released, additional space can be purchased.

What is more is that, the app engine presently supports only the Python programming language. This goes on to tell how popular python is and how important it is as well. The app engine currently supports all features of python (system independent) and apart from that it supports the popular python web-framework – Django.    Since a sandbox kind of environment is given,  the environment is secure and only limited access id provided to the underlying OS. The App Engine also provides a non-relational datasotre that acts as the back end. But it comes with a powerful query engine and transaction support.

More can be known about this from the official google site http://code.google.com/appengine/

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One Response to “Google App Engine”

  1. This is good for Python. CouchDB, and StrokeDB are two free software non-relational databases, both of which not written in Python.

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