Wednesday, April 9, 2008

An Example Of Why Google App Engine Will Win

So, we've all heard about Google App Engine by now, right?

Well, here's a great example of how easy it is to make an interesting app, in a very small amount of code, on Google App Engine. And, have it be automatically scalable.

Surf on over to Bret Taylor's blog. Bret is one of the FriendFeed founders.

You'll notice that the blog is, in fact, hosted on Google App Engine. In under 100 lines of Python, there's a start at a perfectly functional blog engine (leveraging Disqus comments, which makes complete sense). There was no rocket science involved in what Bret put together. This is just the beginning.

Of course, this specific example lets you know how easy it would be for somebody to take on with a Google App Engine hosted solution.

And, this is just one, simple example. Forum software? OpenSocial apps? Software Project Management? Wiki?

I predict a sharp increase in Python and Django book sales. Enjoy the ride O'Reilly!


  1. [...] It’s basically a REST interface to the Google BigTable database service that is included with Google App Engine. This is simple, yet powerful stuff. And, this is just another example - see my earlier post on creating a simple blog engine on top of this infrastructure. [...]

  2. [...] App Engine was release with native support for pure Python web applications. It’s now really easy to write and deploy Python applications that are extremely scalable on top of a solid (and [...]


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