Chapter 16. Django on Google App Engine

In mid-2008, Google finally opened up Google App Engine for use by the public. Google App Engine is a cloud infrastructure onto which developers can deploy Java- or Python-based web applications. This is an exciting prospect; Google has finally created a cloud into which we can deploy web sites. Much like Amazon's own Elastic Cloud Compute service, it's an option that abstracts away the hardware from developers and system administrators into a series of web service calls over the Internet. The hardware architecture of the App Engine cloud is maintained by Google's engineers, so all you need to do is concern yourself with deploying your Django project and managing the data properly.

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