[Chicago] Google App engine is python powered

Massimo Di Pierro mdipierro at cs.depaul.edu
Tue Apr 8 21:36:49 CEST 2008

Can anybody point me to a list of supported Model Properties (i.e.  
field types)?


On Apr 8, 2008, at 1:48 PM, Kumar McMillan wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 1:26 PM, Garrett Smith <garrett at mojave- 
> corp.com> wrote:
>>  Google mentions that they might support other languages in the  
>> future. I doubt it. The sandboxing that they require and that's  
>> trivial in Python is not so in PHP, Ruby, and  Java. Neither PHP  
>> nor Ruby is in Google's core competency and, while Java is one of  
>> the three internally supported Google languages (the others being  
>> C and Python), I can't see it running in the distributed  
>> environment Google's providing.
> Google App Engine seems like it's designed for use by developers,
> *any* developer.  The more the better!  If Google Apps want to achieve
> this goal then they will release a PHP, Ruby, and Java version *very
> soon*.  And they will because their main competitor, EC2, already
> supports it all.  Besides, Google has always been very agile about how
> they release products.  Remember when Google Code came out?  It barely
> had any features at all and there was a lot of booing and hissing
> about "missing feature X."  Do you remember when Codeplex came out? (
> http://www.codeplex.com/ ).  Of course you don't ;)  It looks to me
> like Microsoft waited until Codeplex had *all* of those desired
> features before releasing it.  If Google had waited until App Engine
> supported all the languages they wanted to target then it wouldn't get
> released until next year :)
>>  So, it turns out that Python really *is* it.
> but, yes, this is extremely helpful to the Python community because
> you know there are some people out there who are going plug their nose
> and say "whitespace, it's just you and me.  We Can do this.  I'm not
> afraid!  I'm learning Python just so I can play with Google App
> Engine"
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