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

csev csev at umich.edu
Mon Mar 30 04:21:38 CEST 2009


Thanks for the comments - I edited the web sites using the terminology  
you suggest below.

Thankfully we had already gone through the O'Reilly book with a fine  
tooth comb and used the exact terminology you suggest below - I just  
had not gone back and cleaned up my web sites.

I have at least one more review of the book before it hits the  
printers so I will look closely to see if I have any extra "the's"  :)


On Mar 29, 2009, at 11:25 AM, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> 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."
> --Guido

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