Google has launched a preview release of Google App Engine, a tool that will
enable developers to run their Web applications on Google's infrastructure.
According the the Google App Engine weblog, "the goal is to make it easy to get
started with a new web app, and then make it easy to scale when that app reaches
the point where it's receiving significant traffic and has millions of users."
The offering gives developers access to the same tools that Google users
for its own applications.
development environment includes:
- Dynamic webserving, with full support of common
- Persistent storage (powered by
GFS with queries,
sorting and transactions)
- Automatic scaling and load balancing
- Google APIs for authenticating users and sending
- Fully featured local development environment
Hurry and sign up for access though - the preview is available only to the
first 10,000 who sign up. Applications are limited to 500MB of storage, 200M
megacycles of CPU per day and 10GB bandwidth per day.
Download the SDK to get started
and head on over to the
to offer your feedback.