SDG about Google App Engine

September 3, 2008 at 11:19 pm 2 comments

Thanks for everyone who made it to SDG last week! I got very good feedback about the event and I think everyone had a blast. The topic of the next SDG will be Google App Enginge. In May Jani Luostarinen talked about Amazon Web Services and specially about S3 and EC2. Now it is time to have a look what google has to offer in this space. Stefano J. Attardi is a CPO of Zipipop. He has been using Python for web-development since 2001 and has lot of experience about different frameworks. He started using Google App Engine shortly after it was published. Here is how he introduces us to the topic.

Google App Engine

App Engine looks like the dream platform for Python web developers. It makes deployment completely transparent. You press one button and the site goes live, and it scales indefinitely. No syncing and restarting servers, no load balancing, database replication, etc… And it’s free! Too good to be true?

I will cover:

  • The Good Things: deployment, versioning, logs, data viewer, scalability, reliability, costs.
  • The Bad Things (and how to live with them): quotas, profiling, limits on files, subdomains, custom error pages, data viewer, ssl, lock-in.
  • Tips: data modeling, scheduled tasks, using versions, timezones, unit testing.
  • Conclusions: when to use it, when not to use it?

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tuomas Toivonen  |  September 4, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    Excellent – looking forward to this.

    If I can add a suggestion: try to cover the transition to BigTable thinking for someone coming from an RDBMS background. That’s the thing that made us not consider AppEngine seriously for now. Python check, Django check, but transitioning our database and everything that goes with it was just a non starter.

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