Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What Is Google App Engine?

Google App Engine lets you run your web applications on Google's infrastructure. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow. With App Engine, there are no servers to maintain: You just upload your application, and it's ready to serve your users.

You can serve your app from your own domain name (such as http://www.example.com/) using Google Apps. Or, you can serve your app using a free name on the appspot.com domain. You can share your application with the world, or limit access to members of your organization.

Google App Engine supports apps written in several programming languages. With App Engine's Java runtime environment, you can build your app using standard Java technologies, including the JVM, Java servlets, and the Java programming language—or any other language using a JVM-based interpreter or compiler, such as JavaScript or Ruby. App Engine also features a dedicated Python runtime environment, which includes a fast Python interpreter and the Python standard library. The Java and Python runtime environments are built to ensure that your application runs quickly, securely, and without interference from other apps on the system.

App Engine costs nothing to get started. All applications can use up to 500 MB of storage and enough CPU and bandwidth to support an efficient app serving around 5 million page views a month, absolutely free. When you enable billing for your application, your free limits are raised, and you only pay for resources you use above the free levels.

Source: http://code.google.com/appengine/docs/whatisgoogleappengine.html

Me: I think I want to explore the Google API and work on it. Lets see! :)
Now I’m all excited about my posting. HRD says they’ll convey that to us by tomorrow 5PM.
It’d be a brand new experience for sure! :) Wish me luck.

Currently: Not studying for my Comprehensive Perception (multiple-choice) exam scheduled for tomorrow and instead of that doing TP… with Google and its apps. Google Groups… Google Labs SMS Channel.. Google Notebook.. Picasa… Google Docs… and what not and now… http://goo.gl. Google is a complete package.

So, Who all want to marry Google raise your hand(s)! <<profound pun>> LOL!

1 comment:

Bhashkar said...

Abt d GAE, gotta tell ya... no offence meant, but it does SUCK!
Atleast I won't call it a choice if you are lookin for a professional web development platform...
It seems to me dat Google is kinda trying to patronise and customise everything to its heart's content.. which i won't call very healthy or helpful..
As a trial thing it might work out.. but no further going!