Google App Engine – Early Look at Java Language Support


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This video introduces the latest features of App Engine, including an early look at Java language support. Andrew Bowers will walk through the development of a sample Java application, from creation to deployment.

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38 thoughts on “Google App Engine – Early Look at Java Language Support

  1. This is one of the finest introductory videos to a new programming technology I have ever seen. I had more concerns than attractions to cloud-based computing before I watched this video. However, after viewing it and investigating the API support Google provides for popular web services, I am won over to cloud computing. JDO, JPA, JSP, JSTL, servlet, and GWT APIs are familiar and well-liked by Java programmers. App Engine is not a weird environment. It is an environment built from favorites!

  2. Actually I'm surprised this only rates 32k views; thought there were more java web developers out there who are looking for a way to get their webapps out to the "cloud".

    Thanks Google – this is awesome!

  3. 1:53 "Luckily AppEngine ships with a development webserver that mimics the production environment"

    Actually i'm starting to think the development webserver is better than the production webserver… when i work and upload to the production server a few times, it goes crazy… I guess it doesn't update the cloud fast enough to notice my change in a particular JavaBean, which inevitably ends up throwing a UUID Exception telling me it's not the correct object.

  4. You can do all this so much easily in Delphi using IntraWeb (and optionally Direct Oracle Access for data storage), by using data aware components and writing only minimal amounts of (clean) Delphi code.

  5. As a young developer, Google, Amazon, and Salesforce have me incredibly excited for the future of software development. Currently I'm working with Salesforce's "Apex" platform – and having great success at delivering functional code quickly at a fraction of the cost of traditional software development. (Unfortunately, this functionality comes at the cost of Salesforce's admittedly mediocre UI).

    These services will allow individual developers to do amazing things.

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