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Our industry is going through quite a wave of invention and it has been powered by... one major phenomenon... the Cloud. And nobody knows what this is or what it means, exactly.
—Steve Ballmer, October 2010
In this chapter...
• What Is Cloud Computing?
• The Sandbox and the App Engine SDK
• Choosing an App Engine Framework
• Python 2.7 Support
• Comparisons to Django?
• Morphing “Hello World” into a Simple Blog
• Adding Memcache Service
• Static Files
• Adding Users Service
• Remote API Shell
• Lightning Round (with Python Code)
• Sending Instant Messages by Using XMPP
• Processing Images
• Task Queues (Unscheduled Tasks)
• Profiling with Appstats
• The URLfetch Service
• Lightning ...