Programming Google App Engine with Python teaches intermediate and advanced web developers how to build infinitely scalable applications with App Engine. Like Amazon's EC2, App Engine lets companies "rent" cloud computing resources. This book describes ways to perform common development tasks using App Engine APIs and services, using App Engine’s runtime environment for the Python programming language.
The Python runtime environment provides a fast interpreter for the Python language, and includes Python libraries for all of App Engine’s features. It is compatible with many major open source web application frameworks, such as Django and Flask.
If you’re a Java programmer, look for Dan Sanderson’s companion volume Programming Google App Engine with Java.
Chapter 1Introducing Google App Engine
Chapter 2Creating an Application
Chapter 3Configuring an Application
Chapter 4Request Handlers, Instances, and Modules
Chapter 5Datastore Entities
Chapter 6Datastore Queries
Chapter 7Datastore Transactions
Chapter 8 Data Modeling with ndb
Chapter 9Datastore Administration
Chapter 10The Memory Cache
Chapter 11Large Data and Google Cloud Storage
Chapter 12Fetching URLs and Web Resources
Chapter 13Sending and Receiving Email Messages
Chapter 14Sending and Receiving Instant Messages with XMPP
Dan Sanderson is a technical writer and software engineer at Google Inc. He has worked in the web industry for over 10 years as a software engineer and technical writer for Google, Amazon.com, and the Walt Disney Internet Group. He lives in Seattle, Washington. For more information about Dan, visit his website at http://www.dansanderson.com.