Now that things have settled down from last month’s Google I/O, we thought it would be a good time to highlight some of the technical talks given by the App Engine team. At this year’s I/O, we emphasized some of the big themes we’ve been focusing on this past year: availability and productionization of our platform, removing limits while maintaining performance at scale, and developing new APIs.
Since App Engine automatically handles all of the sharding and distribution of your application across datacenters, we thought it would be important to talk about the strategies we use to run and maintain our platform. These talks also give you an opportunity to meet some of the engineers who carry pagers so you don’t have to.
How can you design your application so you can transition from serving 1 user to 1 million users with the minimum amount of work? How do you make sure your user experience stays consistent for those users?
Our team always enjoys participating in Google I/O because our engineers get to share their vision and discuss their work with a large audience. If you are interested in what some of our customers had to say at I/O, check out the Google Enterprise Blog. Of course, with App Engine featured in 23 talks for Google I/O, we couldn’t cover them all here. See the complete session list for I/O and discover all the talks on App Engine and more!
It’s been about a month since Google I/O 2011, so we thought it was time for another release. This month we are releasing ProtoRPC as an official Python API, making the High Replication Datastore (HRD) available in the SDK to help developers better understand the consistency model, adding presence to the Channel API, plus a few more goodies. Check them out below:
As with all releases, 1.5.1 contains some additional small features and many bugfixes, the full list of which is available in our release notes for Python and Java. Hopefully you’ll find this release useful. Either way feel free let us know what you think by posting in the App Engine group.
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