Google App Engine is getting popularity.

If you haven’t been following Google App Engine Blog, according to latest post the Google App Engine is getting popularity and many programmers are learning python just to play with App Engine. According to Marzia Niccolai on Google App Engine Blog:

I’ve returned from the App Engine hack-a-thon in Chicago a Superfan of the App Engine community. We had lots of fun meeting App Engine developers, but why let me tell you about it? A couple of attendees wrote great summaries of the day: A Ruby on Rails developer giving Python a whirl, and a developer who worked on testing with App Engine. We saw people working on iPhone apps, OpenSocial and App Engine, and even a chat application!

So, if you want to host your application on reliable Google platform then you gotta learn Python to make your next app in Google App Engine. Google App Engine is going to be the next big thing if they started supporting rest of the languages like PHP, Ruby and Perl which they have already promised. So stay tuned.

Rails 2.1 tutorial series is coming

As I mentioned earlier I will start writing some rails tutorials in my Post “Why Django is more attractive then Rails?“. So now I have created this separate rails tutorial section which will serve as a TOC for all my rails tutorial posts. I have decided to start with a simple todo app. One thing to note here is we will be using rails 2.1 (which is the latest version of rails), so I might also write how you can install rails 2.1 on your machine. Sorry for the confusion that I wrote in my earlier article that we will be using rails 2.0. But any how its rails 2.x which is very very different then rails 1.x, so I hope my effort will not be wasted and it will be of some benefit for some newbies converting to rails out there.

One more thing I am not a rails advocate or something, I am just a developer who wants to help newbies. The reason I am writing these rails tutorials is because there is a lot of information for django and other frame works but I think rails lack a simple introduction which can help a newbie understand rails better.

So, I am not sure right now how much articles I will be writing to complete the tutorial but we will go in steps, which means I am not going to write a long article at once.  So stay tuned please I am almost finished with my first post and it will be here soon.

Rapid Development with Python, Django, and Google App Engine

Google I/O the developer event that happened in SanFransisco, many were able to join it but there are thousands of people who were not able to join it Google has not forgotten them. The videos of almost all the talks has been posted but the best one is “Rapid Development wiht Python, Django and Google App Engine“.

Its a must watch video so I decided to share it here. I hope you will benefit from it. You can get the presentation slides from here.

If you like the above video then there are few other good videos too related to Google App Engine, so if you ware interested in learning Google App Engine and not only that but there are videos for other Google technologies which include Gears, Gadgets, OpenSocial and gData. Have look at Google I/O session videos posted with slides

Now YOU can sign up for Google App Engine

Wow! Great news for python developer out there, Google has open the signup for their App Engine. Now every one can signup for the App Engine account. If you haven’t got your account yet and want to be on the bleeding edge of web development, then go and signup for App Engine and have some fun with App Engine SDK then you can upload you app.

Google App Engine has also introduced to new API which includes Image manipulation and our all time favourite memcache API. So, its time to put the fun back into web development and lets develop some useful apps based on App Engine.

If you are Django Developer then you can put your Django Apps on Google App Engine too. Happy developing.

Note: If you are not a developer and want to see something developed on App Engine, then leave a comment and may be some of us will do it for fun.