Join the next wave of Web 2.0 software development in the cloud! Cloud applications are the next big shift in application development: instead of building single-user applications to run on a personal computer, new applications are being built as multi-user services that run in data centers around the world. One of the most exciting new environments for building services in the cloud is Google’s AppEngine. AppEngine is a powerful, easy-to-use framework for developing cloud-based services. This book will teach you what you need to make the shift to cloud development using AppEngine.
Code in the Cloud: Programming Google AppEngine
by Mark C. Chu-Carroll
About this Title
Release: P1.0 (2011-04-15)
Cloud services are an exciting opportunity for developers: the cloud is a platform for creating services, a new kind of application that can reach more users, and provide those users with more capabilities than a desktop application ever could. Building applications as cloud services also makes them scalable: cloud applications can easily and smoothly adapt from running on a single computer for a single user to running on thousands of computers for millions of users.
Code in the Cloud will teach you what a cloud service is, and how it differs from traditional applications. It shows you how to build a cloud service by taking advantage of the services that AppEngine makes available to you, and by using iterative development of a simple application to guide you through the different aspects of AppEngine development, using either Python or Java.
Through the process of working on a simple application, you’ll learn about how to build an application as a service; how to manage persistent data using AppEngine; how to build dynamic, interactive user interfaces that run in a user’s web-browser; how to manage security in a web application; and how to interact with other services running in the AppEngine cloud.
Contents & Extracts
- Getting Started with AppEngine
- Getting Started
- Programming AppEngine with Python
- A First Real Cloud Application
- Managing Data in the Cloud excerpt
- Using AppEngine Services for Login Authentication
- Organizing AppEngine Code: Separating UI and Logic
- Making the UI Pretty: Templates and CSS
- Getting Interactive
- Programming AppEngine with Java
- AppEngine and Java excerpt
- Managing Server-Side Data in AppEngine
- Building User Interfaces in Java
- Advanced AppEngine
- Advanced Datastore
- AppEngine Services
- Computing in the Cloud
- Security in AppEngine Services
- Wrapping Up
Mark Chu-Carroll is a software engineer at Google. He’s been working on programming languages and software development tools for close to 20 years. In his free time, he’s the administrator/developer of Scientopia.org, where writes the blog Good Math/Bad Math. You can visit his blog at scientopia.org.