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Core Python Applications Programming, Third Edition by Wesley J. Chun

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Chapter 12. Cloud Computing: Google App Engine

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...

Introduction

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 ...

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