[Edu-sig] Some URLs that I talked about Last Night at the BOF

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sun Mar 29 18:25:18 CEST 2009

Thanks for posting all these links! And thanks to all who attended the
App Engine BOF at PyCon!

I only have some silly nits to add, which are just about what to call
the product.

First, please never refer to it as "The Google App Engine." It's the
product's name, so it's just "Google App Engine." (You don't refer to
Python as "the Python" do you? :-)

Next, if you can avoid it, don't use the abbreviation "GAE". If you
want to be brief, say "App Engine".

Finally, I sometimes see people call it "Google Apps Engine." This is
a conflation of "Google Apps" (a totally different Google product!)
and "App Engine."

Finally, if you have a choice, write "App Engine" rather than "AppEngine."


On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 8:26 AM, csev <csev at umich.edu> wrote:
> Here is the URL for the AppEngine book:
> http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596800697/
> Here is the URL for my teaching site for the Google Book including some
> early drafts of the chapters:
> www.appenginelearn.com
> Here is the URL for my "Students Instructions for getting Python up and
> running" that we use across multiple courses at the University of Michigan.
> www.pythonlearn.com
> Here is the URL for my nascent Open Source Learning Management System
> written in Python/AppEngine
> www.cloudcollab.com
> Here is the URL for the "inverted learning management system" which uses
> JavaScript to inject the LMS into any web page that I showed to a few of you
> toward the end:
> www.cloudsocial.com
> Comments welcome.  Each of these is in various stages of maturity - mostly
> these are part time things that play with along with my students.
> /Chuck Severance
> www.dr-chuck.com
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