Programming Google App Engine: Build and Run Scalable Web Apps on Google's Infrastructure

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Nov 11, 2009 - Computers - 394 pages
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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.

  • Discover the differences between traditional web development and development with App Engine
  • Learn the details of App Engine's Python and Java runtime environments
  • Understand how App Engine handles web requests and executes application code
  • Learn how to use App Engine's scalable datastore, including queries and indexes, transactions, and data modeling
  • Use task queues to parallelize and distribute work across the infrastructure
  • Deploy and manage applications with ease

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Chapter 1 Introducing Google App Engine
Chapter 2 Creating an Application
Chapter 3 Handling Web Requests
Chapter 4 Datastore Entities
Chapter 5 Datastore Queries
Chapter 6 Datastore Transactions
Chapter 7 Data Modeling with Python
Chapter 8 The Java Persistence API
Chapter 10 Fetching URLs and Web Resources
Chapter 11 Sending and Receiving Mail and Instant Messages
Chapter 12 Bulk Data Operations and Remote Access
Chapter 13 Task Queues and Scheduled Tasks
Chapter 14 The Django Web Application Framework
Chapter 15 Deploying and Managing Applications

Chapter 9 The Memory Cache

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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,, and the Walt Disney Internet Group. He lives in Seattle, Washington. For more information about Dan, visit his website at http: //

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