Synopses & Reviews
Build exciting, scalable web applications quickly and confidently using Google App Engine and this book, even if you have little or no experience in programming or web development.
App Engine is perhaps the most appealing web technology to appear in the last year, providing an easy-to-use application framework with basic web tools. While Google's own tutorial assumes significant experience, Using Google App Engine will help anyone get started with this platform. By the end of this book, you'll know how to build complete, interactive applications and deploy them to the cloud using the same servers that power Google applications.
With this book, you will:
- Get an overview of the technologies necessary to use Google App Engine
- Learn how to use Python, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HTTP, and DataStore, App Engine's database
- Grasp the technical aspects necessary to create sophisticated, dynamic web applications
- Understand what's required to deploy your applications
Using Google App Engine is also an excellent resource for experienced programmers who want to acquire working knowledge of web technologies. Building web applications used to be for experts only, but with Google App Engine-and this book-anyone can create a dynamic web presence.
This book shows you how to build exciting web applications quickly and confidently, using Google App Engine -- even if you have little or no experience in programming or web development. One of the most exciting web technologies to appear in the last year, Google App Engine provides beginners like you with the tools you need to build fully working applications and deploy them in the cloud on Google servers. Using Google App Engine helps beginners learn the technical aspects required to create sophisticated, interactive web applications, and provides experienced developers with a thorough introduction to this platform. The book covers all of the technologies necessary to use Google App Engine, including Python, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and HTTP. Building web applications used to be for experts. With Google App Engine and this book, anyone can create a dynamic web presence.
This book shows how to build exciting Web applications quickly and confidently, using Google App Engine--even for those who have little or no experience in programming or Web development.
About the Author
Charles Severance is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan; he has also taught Computer Science at Michigan State University. Charles also works with the IMS Global Learning Consortium as the IMS Developer Network Coordinator. Previously he was the Executive Director of the Sakai Foundation and the Chief Architect of the Sakai Project (www.sakaiproject.org). Charles is the author of High Performance Computing, Second Edition, published by O'Reilly and Associates. His home page is http://www.dr-chuck.com.
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