[Chicago] Google App engine is python powered

Cosmin Stejerean cstejerean at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 22:01:54 CEST 2008


http://code.google.com/appengine/docs/datastore/typesandpropertyclasses.html

On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 2:36 PM, Massimo Di Pierro
<mdipierro at cs.depaul.edu> wrote:
> Can anybody point me to a list of supported Model Properties (i.e.
>  field types)?
>
>  Massimo
>
>
>
>  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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