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
Download the Windows installer and double-click on the GoogleApplicationEngine installer; the setup wizard will launch, as shown in Figure A-2.
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.
Making Your First Application
Let’s create a simple application. Make a folder for your Google App Engine applications. For this example, we’ll use a folder called apps on the desktop: C:\Documents and Settings\csev\Desktop\apps. Make a subfolder in within apps called ae-01-trivial: C:\ Documents ...