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One upcoming feature of Google App Engine that's worth mentioning is large-scale data import and export. We know that many of you have large apps that already run on other platforms, and getting all of that data into the Datastore API is a challenge. And, conversely, we also know that a lot of you want to make sure it's easy to move off Google App Engine in the future, in case you need to switch to a different platform.
With Google App Engine, you own all the data in your app. As stated in our terms, you always have the right to get your data out of Google App Engine at any point. We wouldn't have it any other way.
To that end, we would like to solicit feedback on what form you would like the data exporter feature to take. We've started a thread in the discussion group about this, and we'd love to hear what you think. XML output? CSV transform? AtomPub? RDF? Let us know!
Google App Engine has been live for several days now and we're thrilled with the response we've gotten so far! We filled our initial batch of accounts within a few hours after Monday night's Campfire One. And today, we've just invited another 10,000 developers to try it out.
We're excited to see the beginnings of a developer community forming in our Google Groups! We're actively reading your posts and responding with help where we can, and it's great to see some of the more experienced members of the community start helping others out too!
We've also seen a lot of feature and bug reports on our Issue Tracker, including requests for Ruby, Java, Perl, PHP, and Fortran. Here are are some of the general areas we're focusing on right now:
Judging by the the feedback we've gotten so far, these are areas you're interested in as well--we'll keep you posted. Keep letting us know what you think about the Google App Engine and where you think it should be headed!
At tonight's Campfire One we launched a preview release of Google App Engine -- a developer tool that enables you to run your web applications on Google's infrastructure. The goal is to make it easy to get started with a new web app, and then make it easy to scale when that app reaches the point where it's receiving significant traffic and has millions of users.
Google App Engine gives you access to the same building blocks that Google uses for its own applications, making it easier to build an application that runs reliably, even under heavy load and with large amounts of data. The development environment includes the following features:
Google App Engine packages these building blocks and takes care of the infrastructure stack, leaving you more time to focus on writing code and improving your application.
Today's launch is a preview release -- we're by no means feature-complete, and we're giving you early access because we really want your feedback. This preview of Google App Engine is available for the first 10,000 developers who sign up, and we plan to increase that number in near future.
During this preview period, applications are limited to 500MB of storage, 200M megacycles of CPU per day, and 10GB bandwidth per day. We expect most applications will be able to serve around 5 million pageviews per month. In the future, these limited quotas will remain free, and developers will be able to purchase additional resources as needed.
If you'd like to try it out, sign up for access to the preview release and then download the SDK to get started. The best place to give us feedback is in the discussion group. Future announcements from us will appear there and/or this blog.
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