Dive into Google App Engine

Google App Engine allows you to build and run applications on the same highly scalable web infrastructure that Google uses to run it own applications. This allows you to build an application once, and then never have to worry about how many people are using it, how many machines you're using, or how you're going to handle all the traffic. In this talk, the Tech Lead for Google App Engine talk will introduce you to the basic features of Google App Engine, and walk you through the code for a simple application. Some of the topics we will cover are:

  • App Engine's Datastore
  • Our Infrastructure Diagram
  • Authentication using Google accounts
  • Using Memcache
  • Best Practices for App Engine

This session is intended for intermediate developers who are new to Google App Engine.

Jon McAlister

Jon is a software engineer who has been working at Google for over 4 years. After having previously worked on Google News, he has since been working on Google App Engine. He is very excited that Google App Engine has now launched and he can finally talk about it publicly. Jon holds a B.S. in Mathematics and a M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.