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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Programming on the Web

    1. The Request/Response Cycle

    2. What Is Google App Engine?

    3. What Is a “Cloud”?

    4. Why Did Google Build App Engine and Give It Away for Free?

    5. What Is the Google Infrastructure Cloud?

    6. Enter the Application Engine

    7. Your Application Must Be a Good Citizen in the Google Cloud

    8. How the Cloud Runs Your Application

    9. Why You Really Want to Run in the Cloud

    10. The Simplest App Engine Application

    11. Summary

    12. Exercises

  2. Chapter 2 HTML and CSS

    1. A Brief History of HTML and CSS

    2. HyperText Markup Language (HTML)

    3. A Well-Formed HTML Document

    4. Validating Your HTML

    5. HyperText Links (Anchor Tags)

    6. Multiple Files

    7. Lists in HTML

    8. Specifying Styles Using CSS

    9. Exerting More Control over Markup

    10. Building the Navigation Menu

    11. Summary

    12. Exercises

  3. Chapter 3 Python

    1. What Is Programming?

    2. About Python

    3. The Essence of Programming

    4. Conditional Steps: A Number-Guessing Web Application

    5. Object-Oriented Python

    6. The Tao of Programming

    7. Summary

    8. Exercises

  4. Chapter 4 Sending Data to Your Application

    1. Making an HTTP Request

    2. Hacking the HTTP Protocol

    3. The HTTP Protocol Standards

    4. Watching HTTP in Action

    5. HTML: Building a Form

    6. Sending Form Data to the Server Using POST

    7. Handling Form Data in the App Engine Server

    8. Sending Form Data to the Server Using GET

    9. App Engine Log

    10. Looking at All the Data Available on an HTTP Request

    11. Advanced: Multipart POST Data with File Upload

    12. Summary

    13. Exercises

  5. Chapter 5 The App Engine webapp Framework

    1. A Trivial App Engine Application

    2. An Equivalent Trivial webapp Application

    3. The Handler Callback Pattern

    4. Looking at the Handler Code

    5. What Is “self” and Why Is It There?

    6. Number Guessing Using the webapp Framework

    7. Web Server Logs

    8. Summary

    9. Exercises

  6. Chapter 6 Templates

    1. Template Syntax

    2. Using the Templates from Python

    3. The Number-Guessing Game Using Templates

    4. Abstraction and Separation of Concerns: “Model View Controller”

    5. Building a Multiscreen Application

    6. Static Files in App Engine

    7. Generalizing Template Lookup with Multiple Templates

    8. Extending Base Templates

    9. Conditional Processing Templates

    10. Extending Our Application

    11. Syntax Errors

    12. More on Templates

    13. Summary

    14. Exercises

  7. Chapter 7 Cookies and Sessions

    1. HTTP Cookies

    2. Logging In and Logging Out Using Sessions

    3. Installing the Simple Session Utility

    4. Using the Session to Mark Login and Logout

    5. Changing the User Interface for a Logged-In User

    6. Summary

    7. Exercises

  8. Chapter 8 App Engine Datastore

    1. The Model-View-Controller Pattern

    2. Looking Through the Datastore

    3. Terminology: Different Types of Keys

    4. References Between Data Models

    5. Summary

    6. Exercises

  9. Chapter 9 JavaScript, jQuery, and AJAX

    1. jQuery

    2. Create a View of the Chat Messages in HTML

    3. Asynchronously Updating a <div> Using AJAX

    4. Summary

    5. Exercises

  10. Chapter 10 Running Your Application on the Google Infrastructure

    1. Application Engine Accounts

    2. Creating an Application on App Engine

    3. Logs, Statistics, and Other Features

    4. Collaboration on Applications

    5. Summary

    6. Exercises

  11. Chapter 11 Memory Cache

    1. The Rules of Memory Cache

    2. Using the Memory Cache

    3. Using the Application Console to Examine Memory Cache

    4. Using a Memory Cache in Your Application

    5. Building a Session Store Using Memory Cache

    6. Sessions and Memory Cache

    7. Summary

    8. Exercises

  1. Appendix Installing and Running Google App Engine on Windows XP

    1. Download and Install

    2. Making Your First Application

    3. Dealing with Errors

    4. Shutting Down the Server

  2. Appendix Installing and Running Google App Engine on Windows Vista

    1. Download and Install

    2. Making Your First Application

    3. Dealing with Errors

    4. Shutting Down the Server

  3. Appendix Installing and Running Google App Engine on a Macintosh System

    1. Download and Install

    2. Making Your First Application

    3. Dealing with Errors

    4. Shutting Down the Server

  4. Appendix Installing and Running Google App Engine on a Linux System

    1. Checking for Python

    2. Download and Install

    3. Making Your First Application

    4. Dealing with Errors

    5. Shutting Down the Server

  5. Colophon