Using Google App Engine

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", May 14, 2009 - Computers - 241 pages
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Build exciting, scalable web applications quickly and confidently using Google App Engine and this book, even if you have little or no experience in programming or web development.

App Engine is perhaps the most appealing web technology to appear in the last year, providing an easy-to-use application framework with basic web tools. While Google's own tutorial assumes significant experience, Using Google App Engine will help anyone get started with this platform. By the end of this book, you'll know how to build complete, interactive applications and deploy them to the cloud using the same servers that power Google applications.

With this book, you will:

  • Get an overview of the technologies necessary to use Google App Engine
  • Learn how to use Python, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HTTP, and DataStore, App Engine's database
  • Grasp the technical aspects necessary to create sophisticated, dynamic web applications
  • Understand what's required to deploy your applications

Using Google App Engine is also an excellent resource for experienced programmers who want to acquire working knowledge of web technologies. Building web applications used to be for experts only, but with Google App Engine-and this book-anyone can create a dynamic web presence.


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Chapter 1 Programming on the Web
Chapter 2 HTML and CSS
Chapter 3 Python
Chapter 4 Sending Data to Your Application
Chapter 5 The App Engine webapp Framework
Chapter 6 Templates
Chapter 7 Cookies and Sessions
Chapter 8 App Engine Datastore
Chapter 10 Running Your Application on the Google Infrastructure
Chapter 11 Memory Cache
Appendix A Installing and Running Google App Engine on Windows XP
Appendix B Installing and Running Google App Engine on Windows Vista
Appendix C Installing and Running Google App Engine on a Macintosh System
Appendix D Installing and Running Google App Engine on a Linux System

Chapter 9 JavaScript jQuery and AJAX

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Charles Severance is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan; he has also taught Computer Science at Michigan State University. Charles also works with the IMS Global Learning Consortium as the IMS Developer Network Coordinator. Previously he was the Executive Director of the Sakai Foundation and the Chief Architect of the Sakai Project ( Charles is the author of High Performance Computing, Second Edition, published by O'Reilly and Associates. His home page is http: //