[Baypiggies] Google I/O

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Wed Apr 9 06:55:32 CEST 2008

When watching videos on Google Web App, I saw an announcement for  
Google I/O (http://code.google.com/events/io/). Below is just a  
snippet to show relevance to Python.  Is anyone else from BayPIGgies  
considering attending?

Rapid Development with Python, Django and Google App Engine
Guido van Rossum
Type: 101
Learn how to create great web applications quickly on Google App  
Engine using the Django web framework and the Python language. Google  
App Engine lets you host complete, scalable web applications written  
in Python with minimal fuss. This tutorial assumes basic familiarity  
with Python but definitely no advanced Python knowlege; Django  
experience is optional. You will learn how to use the Django web  
framework with the datastore API provided by Google App Engine, and  
how to get the most mileage out of the combination. You will also see  
how to use Django best practices like unit testing when developing for  
Google App Engine.
Building Scalable Web Applications with Google App Engine
Brett Slatkin
Type: 201
In this session we'll cover techniques you can use to improve your  
application's performance when you surpass a simple application size.  
We'll discuss Python runtime tricks, various types of caching, dynamic  
module loading, and App Engine Python idioms. We will also cover  
common strategies for scaling web applications to millions of users.
Painless Python for Programmers
Alex Martelli
Type: 101
Python is a popular very-high-level programming language, with a clean  
and spare syntax, simple and regular semantics, a large standard  
library and a wealth of third-party extensions, libraries and tools.  
With several production-quality open-source implementations available,  
many excellent books, and growing acceptance in both industry and  
academia, Python can play some useful role within a huge variety of  
software development projects.
Moreover, Python is really easy to learn, particularly (though not  
exclusively) for programmers who are skilled at such languages as  
Java, C++ and C. This talk addresses software developers who are  
experienced in other languages but have had limited or no exposure to  
Python yet, and offers a rapid overview of the main characteristics of  
the language, plus a brief synopsis of its main implementations, its  
standard library, and Python's use with Google App Engine.


glen at glenjarvis.com

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On Apr 7, 2008, at 10:54 PM, Bjorn Tipling wrote:

> Pretty cool news isn't it? I don't suppose anyone might have an extra
> invite?
> Yay!
> Hopefully I didn't send this message twice.
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