Google App Engine is an exciting development and cloud-hosting platform that lets you build & deploy web (and non-web) applications on Google’s scalable high-traffic infrastructure. App Engine supports apps written in Python, Go, or Java, and they will execute on servers that use the same technology that powers Google’s websites for speed, scalability, and reliability. App Engine applications are easy to build and scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow. With App Engine, there is no need to think about virtual machine images, operating systems, databases, or other hardware requirements; you just provide the source: use our simple deployment system to upload your application, and in one minute or less, it’s ready to serve your users around the world. There is a free quota/tier to try before you buy.
This session introduces you to Cloud Computing and where Google App Engine fits into this ecosystem, its architecture and core components, including some of its developer APIs. After the quick 20-30 minute talk, we’ll just dive in and hack the online tutorial. For brevity, we’ll code in Python but you can do it in Java or Go. This session is for attendees who have little or no prior exposure to App Engine.
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