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    Free webhosting by Google: App Engine (with Python and Django)

    Python just become THE web app development language. This is big: What Is Google App Engine
    - no servers to maintain: You just upload your application, and it's ready to serve your users.
    - free domain name on the appspot.com domain
    - free account can use up to 500MB of persistent storage and enough CPU and bandwidth for about 5 million page views a month
    - automatic scaling and load balancing
    - APIs for authenticating users and sending email using Google Accounts
    - a fully featured local development environment that simulates Google App Engine on your computer

    In Python and Django. Amazing!

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    Re: Google App Engine: Python + Django

    Awesome, thank you very much for this information.
    So it's like most free-webhoster only with python-support through Django? Yay for that!
    I just love it when you're being sarcastic --aks44

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    Re: Google App Engine: Python + Django

    Yes, but scalability and uptime guaranteed by Google! This changes game in web app development. Start for free, when you have more than 5M page wiews/month, pay fee to upgrade to pro account, done.

    Game is over, Python won.

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    Re: Google App Engine: Python + Django

    Quote Originally Posted by pmasiar
    Game is over, Python won.
    oh, i didn't know there was a competition .. lisp missed the train again, eh? =)

    (tbh. i don't care .. i'm actually glad; there will be more for me .. it's "my precious" .. i'll "beat the averages", and all you boring "normal" people .. bwaahaha .. but seriously; i will .. it's happening -- right -- now)

    edit:
    ..as a side note i'm running my lisps on VPS boxes .. root access .. cheap .. so, well .. you can have your crummy google accounts =)

    PS: don't throw a fit now; i'm just teasin' you
    Last edited by lnostdal; April 8th, 2008 at 04:30 PM.

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    Re: Google App Engine: Python + Django

    Quote Originally Posted by pmasiar View Post
    Yes, but scalability and uptime guaranteed by Google! This changes game in web app development. Start for free, when you have more than 5M page wiews/month, pay fee to upgrade to pro account, done.

    Game is over, Python won.
    Yup, the aspect that it is made by Google is a big bonus, I was very pleased when I saw that and just had to type in my password to get signed up to the waiting-list.
    Can't wait to get approved, but I'll use the time to deepen my Python-knowledge.
    I just love it when you're being sarcastic --aks44

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    Re: Google App Engine: Python + Django

    Quote Originally Posted by lnostdal View Post
    oh, i didn't know there was a competition ...
    PS: don't throw a fit now; i'm just teasin' you
    I know. I just read article By Paul Graham about McCarthy: in last 20 years, big part of new language development was to add features which Lisp has in 1958. But since 1958, problem of List was how to serve the power so you don't have to be demi-god to use it.

    This announcement basically solves the argument "but PHP is preinstalled on all cheap hosts" (and Google goes full-scale into business of cheap webhosting, BTW. Not sure what will be the consequances, but there will be).

    Also, Python+Django officially won over Ruby On Rails. Huge boost for Python. Earthquake completely changing lay of land in web app development. Non-MVC development in PHP will be more expensive than MVC in Django. Django is new PHP.

    Time to look seriously at Django. The only downside is that Turbogears became niche player...

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    Re: Google App Engine: Python + Django

    "Also, Python+Django officially won over Ruby On Rails"

    is this hyperbole?

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    Re: Google App Engine: Python + Django

    Neat. But I like TG so much now, lol... I guess I'll have to get to know DJango a bit now.

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    Re: Google App Engine: Python + Django

    Quote Originally Posted by jdonnell View Post
    "Also, Python+Django officially won over Ruby On Rails"

    is this hyperbole?
    No, it is just over-excitement Google promises to support other languages later.

    But still. Big win for Python, there is hardly any reason to use PHP.

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    Re: Google App Engine: Python + Django

    Quote Originally Posted by pmasiar View Post
    But still. Big win for Python, there is hardly any reason to use PHP.
    Good news, I've been wondering why nothing like this exists.

    There is a big reason to use PHP, existing and working code

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