Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Google App Engine

Today Google has launched a preview release of Google App Engine, a tool for developer that enables to build web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications. "In the same way that Blogger made it easy to create a blog, Google App Engine is designed from the ground up to make it easy to create and run web applications"(The Official Google Blog).
The Official Google Blog has also mentioned that with Google App Engine now, developer can write web applications based on the same building blocks that Google uses, like GFS and Bigtable.
Google App Engine required no assembly, is easy to scale and free to use, but for the first 10,000 developers who sign up, because the amount of computing resources is limited. The service will be purchase by developers in the future, even though Google App Engine will always be free to get started.

The limits are currently as following:

  • Three apps per developer
  • 500MB storage per app
  • 10GB incoming/outgoing bandwidth per day
  • 2.5 million database calls per day

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Read more on The Official Google Blog.
Application environment.
Sign up now.
Getting Started Guide.
Download the App Engine SDK and read documentation(for those who have to wait to start building applications!).
Visit the Applications Gallery.

Read also on ReadWriteWeb and Google OS.

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