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Programming Google App Engineby Dan Sanderson
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Synopses & Reviews
As one of today's cloud computing services, Google App Engine does more than provide access to a large system of servers. It also offers you a simple model for building applications that scale automatically to accommodate millions of users. With Programming Google App Engine, you'll get expert practical guidance that will help you make the best use of this powerful platform. Google engineer Dan Sanderson shows you how to design your applications for scalability, including ways to perform common development tasks using App Engine's APIs and scalable services.
You'll learn about App Engine's application server architecture, runtime environments, and scalable datastore for distributing data, as well as techniques for optimizing your application. App Engine offers nearly unlimited computing power, and this book provides clear and concise instructions for getting the most from it right from the source.
Written by the developers of Google App Engine, this book explains how to build web applications to take advantage of Google's immense network infrastructure. "Programming Google App Engine" teaches intermediate and advanced web developers how to build infinitely scalable applications with App Engine. Like Amazon's EC2, App Engine lets companies "rent" cloud computing resources. This book describes ways to perform common development tasks using App Engine APIs and services, and explains what kinds of web applications are best suited for App Engine and what kinds are not.
Build and Run Scalable Web Apps on Google's Infrastructure
Written by a member of the Google team, this book explains how to build infinitely scalable web applications using Google App Engine and either the Python or Java runtime environment. You'll not only learn how to perform common development tasks using App Engine APIs and services, but also what types of web applications are best suited for Google's new development platform.
Programming Google App Engine introduces you to App Engine's tools, including the SDK and the Admin Console, with a simple application. You'll learn data modeling in App Engine data store, as well as schema migration, queries, and transactions. With this book, you will also:
Discover the difference between traditional web development and development with App Engine Learn details of App Engine's Python and Java runtime environments Understand how the App Engine handles web requests Get techniques for effectively using App Engine's distributed datastore Manage deployed applications and performance
Anyone building large web applications, growing a small company, or looking for a way to build infrastructure will want to explore the nearly unlimited computing power Google provides. Programming Google App Engine offers you clear and concise instruction right from the source — it's the most authoritative book available on this exciting platform.
About the Author
Dan Sanderson is a technical writer and software engineer at Google Inc. He has worked in the web industry for over 10 years as a software engineer and technical writer for Google, Amazon.com, and the Walt Disney Internet Group. He lives in Seattle, Washington. For more information about Dan, visit his website at http://www.dansanderson.com.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Introducing Google App EngineChapter 2: Creating an ApplicationChapter 3: Handling Web RequestsChapter 4: Datastore EntitiesChapter 5: Datastore QueriesChapter 6: Datastore TransactionsChapter 7: Data Modeling with PythonChapter 8: The Java Persistence APIChapter 9: The Memory CacheChapter 10: Fetching URLs and Web ResourcesChapter 11: Sending and Receiving Mail and Instant MessagesChapter 12: Bulk Data Operations and Remote AccessChapter 13: Task Queues and Scheduled TasksChapter 14: The Django Web Application FrameworkChapter 15: Deploying and Managing ApplicationsColophon
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