[Chicago] Google App engine is python powered

Feihong Hsu hsu.feihong at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 8 22:05:48 CEST 2008

I can take a good guess at what the price will be: $0.

Only users who need the extra storage and bandwidth will need to
shell out money.

Unfortunately I have no idea when it's going to go into open beta.
Hopefully soon.

--- Pete <pfein at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Apr 8, 2008, at 2:26 PM, Garrett Smith wrote:
> >
> > Google got this right across the board and I think it will
> quickly  
> > replace EC2 as the "platform in the cloud" of choice. That means 
> > universal recognition.
> Oh, come on, you've got to be kidding me.  EC2 is a general purpose
> virtualization platform (and not the only one at that).  You get
> full  
> control of the machine and can run any software you like.  Yes,
> there  
> are some comparable use cases, but on a technically level they're  
> radically different.  And who knows what pricing's gonna be?
> > 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
> Sandboxing is trivial in Python?  Bastion/rexec has been disabled
> from  
> 2.2 onward.  Maybe if you employ Guido, it's possible, but I still 
> wouldn't call it trivial.  Java meanwhile has supported sandboxing 
> since day one - remember it was designed to run browser applets.
> > Once Ruby/Java/PHP devotees start using Python for app
> development  
> > -- particularly in a well executed, geographically distributed,  
> > scalable, affordable environment -- many will happily forget
> times  
> > past and make the switch without complaint. Those
> And the millions of existing sites are just going to magically port
> themselves, intranets included, with the PHBs singing Hallejulah
> all  
> the way to the unemployment office.  All hail the Googleplex!
> > So, it turns out that Python really *is* it.
> In summary: dry your shorts off & turn your brain back on.

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