Appendix A. Installing and Running Google App Engine on Windows XP
This appendix describes the installation of the Google App Engine Software Development Kit (SDK) under Windows XP and running a simple “Hello, world” application.
The App Engine SDK allows you to run Google App Engine Applications on your local computer. It simulates the runtime environment of the Google App Engine infrastructure.
Download and Install
Figure A-1. Downloading Google Application Engine
Download the Windows installer and double-click on the GoogleApplicationEngine installer; the setup wizard will launch, as shown in Figure A-2.
Figure A-2. Installing Google App Engine
Click through the installation wizard, which should install App Engine. If you do not have Python 2.5, it will install Python 2.5 as well. Once the install is complete, you can discard the downloaded installer.