Software Architecture & Platform SIG: Google Appengine and Applications
Topic: Google Appengine and Applications *** SPECIAL DATE this month ***
Presenter: Wesley Chun, Architect and Developer Advocate at Google.
Google App Engine is a unique hosting platform that lets you build applications and run them in Google's data centers using the massive global infrastructure built to run the Internet's most powerful company. App Engine offers a development environment that uses familiar technologies (Java and Python) and provides a powerful and robust set of APIs to users while maintaining security and independence from other apps running in the cloud. It is always free to get started so you can try it out with no risk, there are fees when you pass the free quota limits.
In this informative session, we review Cloud Computing as an industry and where Google App Engine fits into the picture. Specifically, we discuss App Engine as a PaaS solution because of the inherent challenges of building web and other applications. We'll outline the architecture of App Engine, what it's major components are, introduce its features and APIs, discuss the service and how it works, and finally present some information about current users and usage, including integration with Google Apps.
WESLEY J. CHUN, MSCS, is the author of Prentice Hall's bestseller, "Core Python Programming" (http://corepython.com), its video training course, "Python Fundamentals" (LiveLessons DVD), and co-author of "Python Web Development with Django" (http://withdjango.com). In addition to being a software architect and Developer Advocate at Google, he runs CyberWeb (http://cyberwebconsulting.com), a consulting business specializing in Python training and software engineering. He has over 25 years of programming, teaching, and writing experience, including more than a decade of Python. While at Yahoo!, he helped create Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! People Search using Python. He holds degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Music from the University of California.
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Networking/Refreshments/Pizza
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentations
No charge for SDForum members
No registration required