Google App Engine for Java — First Impressions

The news was pointed out to me by a friend before I could blog about it, but Google App Engine supporting Java and servlets is a massive move forward for server side Java. I’m currently experimenting with my own evaluation of this, but in the meanwhile, here’s Michael Yuan’s take on it. Michael Yuan » …

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BigTable and Why it Changes Everything

I’m still tinkering with Google App Engine, and thus with Python and BigTable. So far I am having trouble getting my head into the solution space provided by the likes of BigTable and memcache. I keep wandering toward solutions where a traditional database seems more appropriate rather than solutions which make use of the advantages …

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Google App Engine optimizations

This is a really useful article for what I am doing right now. A selection of Google AppEngine hints and tips from someone who has done a few apps already. I particularly like the reminder about providing static favicon and robots.txt files – something I have bumped into in plenty of other web development situations …

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Google App Engine & eclipse PyDev

I’ve been looking at Google App Engine recently, and thought I’d have a go at developing something using Eclipse (my main IDE) with the Python development plugin PyDev rather than a motley collection of text editors and scripts.  Here’s how I got on so far. I already have Eclipse Europa, so I connected to the …

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