Last week Google announced its Google App Engine, a hosting service that makes it very easy to write interesting web applications that run on Google’s servers. To try it myself, I decided to write a small photoblogging application. The result is here. It uses Nu on the client side to capture pictures from an Apple camera and automatically uploads them to my web application, which is written in Python and running on the Google App Engine.
Here are some first impressions from working with the App Engine. It’s not an introduction to the App Engine; for that see Google’s site and many other blog posts. Instead, it’s part wisdom, part rant. Ready?