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June 3, 2009

Using Google App Engine--New from O'Reilly: Start Building and Running Web Apps on Google's Infrastructure

Sebastopol, CA—Google App Engine is perhaps the most appealing web technology to appear in the last year, providing an easy-to-use application framework with basic web tools. While Google's own tutorial assumes experience as a professional developer, Using Google App Engine (O'Reilly Media, $29.99 USD) will help anyone get started with this platform.

"Google App Engine removes the cost barrier from building and deploying software and data-backed websites and putting those sites into production. This book aims to make it easier for the average user to build and deploy basic websites using Google App Engine," says author Charles Severance.

Severance continues: "The hope is that literally millions of people from around the world will now be empowered to program on the Web. Who knows what creative applications will evolve in this new and exciting era?"

By the time you're done reading Using Google App Engine, you'll know how to build complete, interactive applications and deploy them to the cloud using the same servers that power Google applications.

With this book, you will:

  • Get an overview of the technologies necessary to use Google App Engine
  • Learn how to use Python, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HTTP, and DataStore, App Engine's database
  • Grasp the technical aspects necessary to create sophisticated, dynamic web applications
  • Understand what's required to deploy your applications

Using Google App Engine is also an excellent resource for experienced programmers who want to acquire working knowledge of web technologies. Building web applications used to be for experts only, but with Google App Engine-and this book-anyone can create a dynamic web presence.

Advance Praise
"Using Google App Engine made the nearly impossible possible; helping this old dog learn some incredibly relevant technological tricks. I had gone my entire professional life wanting to get a better grasp on web development, and with this book, I was finally able to."
--Robert Glushko, student, University of Michigan

For a review copy or more information please email maryr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Charles Severance is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan, and works with the IMS Global Learning Consortium as the IMS Developer Network Coordinator. He's the author of High Performance Computing, Second Edition (O'Reilly). His home page is http://www.dr-chuck.com.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596800697

Using Google App Engine
Charles Severance
ISBN: 9780596800697, 262 pages,
Book Price: $29.99 USD, £22.99 GBP
Ebook Price: $23.99 USD

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