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April 28, 2011

Code in the Cloud: Programming Google AppEngine--New from Pragmatic Bookshelf

Code in the Cloud

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Raleigh, NC—Join the next wave of Web 2.0 software development in the cloud! Cloud applications are the next big shift in application development: instead of building single-user applications to run on a personal computer, new applications are being built as multi-user services that run in data centers around the world.

Code in the Cloud: Programming Google AppEngine (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $32.95 USD) will teach you what you need to make the shift to cloud development using Google's AppEngine—a powerful, easy-to-use framework for developing cloud-based services.

The cloud is a platform for creating services, a new kind of application that can reach more users and provide those users with more capabilities than a desktop application ever could. Building applications as cloud services makes them scalable: cloud applications can easily and smoothly adapt from running on a single computer for a single user to running on thousands of computers for millions of users.

Code in the Cloud will teach you what a cloud service is, and how it differs from traditional applications. It shows you how to build a cloud service by taking advantage of the services that AppEngine makes available to you, and by using iterative development of a simple application to guide you through the different aspects of AppEngine development, using either Python or Java.

Through the process of working on a simple application, you'll learn about how to build an application as a service; how to manage persistent data using AppEngine; how to build dynamic, interactive user interfaces that run in a user's web-browser; how to manage security in a web application; and how to interact with other services running in the AppEngine cloud.

Available in epub, mobi, and PDF direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

Advance Praise
"Mark does an excellent job of explaining the technologies involved in a down-to-earth, less-hype-more-facts way that I found engaging. Very nice read indeed!"
—Fred Daoud, Author, Stripes: ...and Java Web Development Is Fun Again and Getting Started with Apache Click

"Compact, well-commented code, and clear explanations—what more could a new cloud developer want?"
—Dorothea Salo, University of Wisconsin—Madison

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

About the Author

Mark Chu-Carroll is a software engineer at Google. He's been working on programming languages and software development tools for close to 20 years. In his free time, he's the administrator/developer of Scientopia.org, where writes the blog Good Math/Bad Math. You can visit his blog at http://scientopia.org/blogs/goodmath.

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For more information about the book, including: code, errata, discussions, full table of contents, excerpts from the book and more, see the catalog page for Code in the Cloud.

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Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
By Mark C. Chu-Carroll
Print ISBN: 9781934356630  
Pages: 320
Print Price: $32.95  
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