Programming Google App Engine

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Google App Engine makes it easy to create a web application that can serve millions of people as easily as serving hundreds, with minimal up-front investment. With Programming Google App Engine, Google engineer Dan Sanderson provides practical guidance for designing and developing your application on Google’s vast infrastructure, using App Engine’s scalable services and simple development model.

Through clear and concise instructions, you’ll learn how to get the most out of App ...

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Overview

Google App Engine makes it easy to create a web application that can serve millions of people as easily as serving hundreds, with minimal up-front investment. With Programming Google App Engine, Google engineer Dan Sanderson provides practical guidance for designing and developing your application on Google’s vast infrastructure, using App Engine’s scalable services and simple development model.

Through clear and concise instructions, you’ll learn how to get the most out of App Engine’s nearly unlimited computing power. This second edition is fully updated and expanded to cover Python 2.7 and Java 6 support, multithreading, asynchronous service APIs, and the use of frameworks such as Django 1.3 and webapp2.

  • Understand how App Engine handles web requests and executes application code
  • Learn about new datastore features for queries and indexes, transactions, and data modeling
  • Create, manipulate, and serve large data files with the Blobstore
  • Use task queues to parallelize and distribute computation across the infrastructure
  • Employ scalable services for email, instant messaging, and communicating with web services
  • Track resource consumption, and optimize your application for speed and cost effectiveness
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449398262
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/26/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 538
  • Sales rank: 817,763
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Introducing Google App Engine

Chapter 2: Creating an Application

Chapter 3: Configuring an Application

Chapter 4: Request Handlers and Instances

Chapter 5: Datastore Entities

Chapter 6: Datastore Queries

Chapter 7: Datastore Transactions

Chapter 8: Datastore Administration

Chapter 9: Data Modeling with Python

Chapter 10: The Java Persistence API

Chapter 11: The Memory Cache

Chapter 12: Large Data and the Blobstore

Chapter 13: Fetching URLs and Web Resources

Chapter 14: Sending and Receiving Email Messages

Chapter 15: Sending and Receiving Instant Messages with XMPP

Chapter 16: Task Queues and Scheduled Tasks

Chapter 17: Optimizing Service Calls

Chapter 18: The Django Web Application Framework

Chapter 19: Managing Request Logs

Chapter 20: Deploying and Managing Applications

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Good resource

    Good resource to get you started. But not for beginners....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Wow

    Googke is amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    Excellent Introduction, New Version Will be Even Better

    I bought this book, despite it's age, to get a general understanding how GAE works and is organized. I found it to be an excellent guide to the structure of GAE and how to use Python and Java to make it work.

    However, I have two caveats. One, you need to be an intermediate Python and/or Java coder to really be able to extrapolate the examples into actual code. For example, while there is a discussion about the User object, there's no section on how to code a login capability (e.g. login, change password, forget password) with the User object. Because books about GAE are somewhat rare, the book would be even more useful if it described key design patterns in detail as they relate to coding with GAE. For example, because the Google user id can't be used "as is" (it's a security risk if GAE apps expose this ID in their apps), what other options exist for user ids? What are the trade-offs?

    The second caveat? I bought the electronic book thinking I could read it on the Nook app on my iPhone. Big mistake. The Nook app stinks when it comes to rendering code examples. The font for code is unhelpfully reduced to 3 point size. I had to read the book with iBooks on my iPhone and Nook on my Mac (because, of course, Nook on the Mac renders code examples fine and iBooks apparently doesn't exist for the Mac). Hopefully some day the Nook iPhone app will be updated to render code examples at a human readable size.

    I have read the draft of the next version of this book, due out summer 2012, and it is fully updated with some excellent new data. No design pattern chapters, however.

    (BTW, B&N also should fix the Edit review capability so that going from Preview back to Edit mode doesn't strip out lines and render three paragraphs of text as one dense blob...)

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