Talk:Google App Engine

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Pricing[edit]

xlinkbot removed link to GAE pricing, because it was posted on http://googleappengine.blogspot.com/2008/05/announcing-open-signups-expected.html

But that is official GAE blog! Is there a way to whitelist some blogs on blogspot? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.36.29.71 (talk) 20:57, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Language notice[edit]

I can't see any first- or second-person language (except in quotes), should the notice be removed? Cigale (talk) 07:19, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Map[edit]

I think the mention of supporting map reduce with a link to: http://code.google.com/p/httpmr/ is a bit misleading, as it makes it sound like this is an app engine feature. the wording could clarify this by saying something like, "However, some projects attempt to circumvent this limitation by building batch processing on top of the existing framework, for example, httpmr" 24.6.194.186 (talk) 17:26, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Pros and Cons[edit]

Unlike every other hosting environment that I am familiar with, it appears to me that any serious application built for the google app engine will not run in any other environment. This is because it would be built around their proprietary api. In other words you will be married for life. This does not seem to be a good business solution. Seems very microsoftish. Am I missing something? H.E. Hall (talk) 10:36, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

You are not missing anything. Service is also blocked in some countries. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.193.31.29 (talk) 04:50, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Request: specify 'Google's infrastructure'[edit]

The very first sentence of the article says: "Google App Engine is a platform for building and hosting web applications on Google's infrastructure." What is meant by 'Google's infrastructure'? Is there an article to point to? Is it the same as Google platform? Please improve. Jacosi (talk) 11:30, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, it is the same platform or infrastructure. To be clear, it's the same computers in the same data centers. It's just a different level of access and they will bill you if you go over a quota. MBThomason (talk) 20:20, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

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I was just looking at this, and I was going to change the logo to the real logo they use, but I don't yet have permission to upload media to Wikipedia. Perhaps someone else would like to do it. This is the logo.MBThomason (talk) 20:22, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

GAE (Google App Engine) vs Amazon[edit]

It is a joke to compare both service.


1) GAE is most likely a shared hosting while Amazon Service is a (virtual) dedicated hosting. The difference is that in Amazon you can restart the machine at whim, while in GAE you don't have access to it.

2) Amazon service, like many dedicated hosting, allow to create, use and run third party software, instead GAE is limited to a subset of api to control part of the system, i.e. in Amazon you can install a CMS (Such Mediawiki or Wordpress) without any special trouble but in GAE you are not allowed to do it.

3) You can't bypass the GAE limiting, for example, to use a Application in chain with other application is against the EULA.

--200.83.2.4 (talk) 19:21, 27 October 2009 (UTC)--200.83.2.4 (talk) 19:21, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Checkout[edit]

I just accidentally deleted my local source code and hoped I could checkout the cloud versions which I have online at google app engine. Does anybody know if it is possible to do a source code checkout from gae? Thanks. Ben T/C 19:59, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I know.. it isn't possible. Sorry. (the grails guy below) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.161.44.188 (talkcontribs) 16:05, 27 February 2010
Read their docs :) --TiagoTiago (talk) 10:54, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Grails and GAE[edit]

I just read the lines in this article about using Groovy on Grails with app engine and they really aren't accurate. I'm actually in the process of moving away from Grails for several reasons, but one of them is that the support for GAE is very poor. To use Grails with GAE you have to abandon GORM and all the goodness that comes with it. Sure you can use JPA, but it won't work well on GAE. Your database schema is going to have to change radically. In addition none of the finders will work with your new schema. The testing frameworks are gone too.

Using Grails with GAE is really quite painful now. It is anything but easy. I was tempted to just reach in and change the comment, but I thought I should probably bring it up for discussion first. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.161.44.188 (talk) 16:05, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Code Visibility[edit]

So... does one put the actual source code for one's app onto Google's servers? If that's the case, then would anyone want to publish a really cool app that way? It seems like a way to help Google come out with their own version if the app is popular enough. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.216.253.13 (talk) 01:47, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Talk page purpose[edit]

Please remember that Wikipedia Talk pages are not forums. If you have a factual question regarding the Google App Engine service, please take such questions to the App Engine's Knowledgebase (which contains links to an Issue tracker and forums where questions may be asked). Please only use this talk page for the improvement of the article itself. Thank you. Rabbitfang (talk) 20:21, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Limits[edit]

Quote: Time per request 60 sec per normal request, 10 minutes for tasks, unlimited for backends


This got to be bullshit or typo, any references for this? In other words, I can't have more than 1 visitor per minute, and even that visitor can't see more than 1 page, and every image, JavaScript, and css must be inlined, or use an other 60 seconds to load!, WTF? Divinity76 (talk) 06:55, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

It's a limit for 'time per request', not 'requests per time'. Arthena(talk) 12:30, 19 May 2013 (UTC)