Posts Tagged ‘ appengine ’

Wow am I happy now that I didn’t deploy serious apps on Google App Engine

September 13, 2011
By

First released in 2008, Google App Engine (GAE or AppEngine) was Google’s first attempt to compete with Amazon Web Services in providing cloud computing platform services for developers. In earlier posts, I took some heat for concluding that Google App Engine was not ready for “serious” applications, even when it was “free”. Recently, Google announced shocking new pricing…

Read more »

Twitmart ported OFF of Google App Engine

October 16, 2009
By

I discussed a few weeks ago how I had ported the Twitmart.org site to Google App Engine for Java as an experiment.  This was an excellent learning experience.  Unfortunately, the performance on App Engine was simply unacceptable, so now the site is back off of App Engine and running on one of my own servers…

Read more »

Introducing Quick Bit Notes

October 12, 2009
By
Introducing Quick Bit Notes

I’ve released Quick Bit Notes (QBN) as an experiment in an unconventional method of person-to-person asynchronous communication. One person drops off a personal note for another person. That note is stored and presented in image form to the recipient. The actual text is never stored on QBN and never transferred over the wire when the…

Read more »

Experimenting with Google AppEngine for Java

October 1, 2009
By

A while back, I noted that Google had announced that they would be supporting Java on their AppEngine cloud computing platform. I finally got around to working on a significant AppEngine for Java project (something beyond “hello world” or the demo “Guestbook” app). Working with my friend and colleague, and serious Java guru, Mark Petrovic…

Read more »

Buy Me A Beer

css.php