3.6
4 reviews
71

Google App Engine


Product Shot 1 The Pros:Powered by the same computing power as Google's own apps. Free service up to 5 million pageviews. Zero startup costs to developing a web app (albeit if you have skills).

The Cons:Limited to Python or Java and Google's proprietary database interface. Errors will be output if you exceed usage quotas. User authentication is heavily bias towards Google accounts.

Google App Engine is a platform for building and hosting Web applications on Google's infrastructure. The service was launched in beta in April 2008, and offers users access to free acounts with certain technical limits on the apps they build: 500 GB persistent storage, and enough CPU for approximately 5 million pageviews per month.

Google App Engine is designed to automatically scale computing resources to meet the demand of your Web application, however, in its preview release errors will occur if your load exceeds your quota.

User Reviews (4)

  •  
Add Pros & Cons
71
ProScore
Pros
  • 3

    Powered by the same computing power as Google's own apps

  • 3

    Free service up to 5 million pageviews

  • 3

    Zero startup costs to developing a web app (albeit if you have skills)

  • 2

    Automatically scalable Web hosting solution

  • 2

    Don't have to worry about any hardware configuration

  • 2

    Don't have to worry about databases or schemas

  • 2

    User authentication is handled for you automatically

  • 1

    Makes it dead simple to get a site up and running

  • 1

    Don't have to worry about any server software configuration and setup

  • 1

    All free tools that are still powerful

  • 1

    Built in libraries and SDKs handle a lot of basic functions for you

  • 1

    If you live in the Google ecosystem then it's extremely powerful

Cons
  • 3

    Limited to Python or Java and Google's proprietary database interface

  • 2

    Errors will be output if you exceed usage quotas

  • 2

    User authentication is heavily bias towards Google accounts

  • 1

    Datastore can be weird to wrap your head around

  • 0

    Limited to Python for your development language and "Datastore" / "GQL" for your Database interactions

Comments (0)

What's on your mind? See more ProductWiki Talk

You may also like...