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Legality of modifying and distributing the JRE [closed]

I see that Google App Engine apps run on a so-called secured sandbox JRE; that is, a JRE that Google modified and that makes changes to certain JRE types. This is how GAE prevents developers from ...
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What happens differently when you add a task Asynchronously on GAE?

Google's doc on async tasks assumes knowledge of the difference between regular and asynchronously added tasks. add_async(task, transactional=False, rpc=None) Asynchronously add a Task or a list ...
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Serving images from google cloud resized to 300x200

I am working on an application that uses Google Cloud storage to serve my app images. The images are submitted from an android app to google app engine code that is supposed to upload the images to ...
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Suggestion to Design API Centric Application using Appengine

I have been planning to create an new application. So I was designing the application structure.i know this application will be accessed form multiple devices and the app feature will be increased. ...
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Backend development philosophy

I feel kind of lost in this backend development process I am attempting right now. Most of the usual development practices I use while developing client-side applications don't apply here... Let me ...
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Why .NET and C# are not available on Cloud Platforms? [closed]

I checked Google App Engine and Heroku but both don't support .NET/C# applications. Even though Google App Engine shows support for Windows Azure, but in the supported languages it doesn't show C# or ...
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Can Google use my users data?

I have a webapp that uses Google App Engine and Google Cloud Datastore services. But reading the new Google Cloud terms of services I notice this part: Further, Customer will notify its End Users ...
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Google App Engine overview

I have gone through many Google App Engine tutorials, and I became quite familiar with how to do basic stuff like implementing a webapp2.RequestHandler, and using ndb.Models to manage your data. Now, ...
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Google App Engine, what are the advantages and limitations?

First, does anyone know a specific advantage of Google App Engine for Python Apps? Is there some advantage over Heruko or Appfog? And about the database API? Now, what about the limitations? Are ...
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Python garbage collection giving me a hard time

Context: I am developing a web application using webapp2 web-framework with python to be hosted on GAE. The web application (web-app from now on), is a chess variant. Being a first timer, I have ...
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Nested entities in Google App Engine. Do I do it right?

Trying to make most of the GAE Datastore entities concept, but some doubts drill my head. Say I have the model: class User(ndb.Model): email = ndb.StringProperty(indexed=True) password = ...
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What's the cheapest way to host hobby projects? [closed]

What's the best place to put your hobby web projects(the web app itself, not the code) ? Typically, the projects are such that: a) I just want to test out an interesting idea without exploring the ...
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How does Google App Engine remote_api work

As I understand it, and I may be wrong, but GAE's remote_api allows one application to access another application's datastore. I'll be blunt I don't understand how this works. I have read the article ...
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How to implement a 'before' hook for RequestHandler in the webapp2 with conditional response?

Need to do some authentication checks before deciding what content to display. Ideally, I'd like to have a restrictive base handler, that would implement the "before" hook that could show an ...
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What is the best way of storing date?

I am a new to storing dates based on time zones. Need to know the standard way to store the date in the datastore. My requirements are Easy to query the date based on the date range. show the ...
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1answer
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Restrictive routing best practices for Google App Engine with python?

Say I have a simple structure: app = webapp2.WSGIApplication([ (r'/', 'pages.login'), (r'/profile', 'pages.profile'), (r'/dashboard', 'pages.dash'), ], debug=True) Basically all pages ...
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What does it mean to “expose” something?

So I am working on creating a Google App Engine Application, and I've come across the term "expose" a number of times, e.g. "your first app can expose objects using an HTTP based API" and "expose this ...
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Can I deploy a Google App Engine application to my own server?

I am getting started in web application development and am considering using Google App Engine. It's great that I can deploy the web app to the Google servers, but is that my only option? Can I use an ...
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Google Datastore and deep records

I'm in the beginning of creating a website that uses Google Datastore to store information related to clients and I'm curious if the record is too deep for NoSQL or if I'm fine. Essentially I'll be ...
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Do you think that GAE alone is enough to justify learning Python over Ruby? [closed]

Considering the fact that you don't have to get involved in setting up/buying a server or even buying a domain, do you think that fact alone is enough to choose one over the other? I don't ...
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How to get a Web Application to communicate between users

I am developing a multipalyer web Application for Anti-Chess. It would be hosted on Google App Engine. I have a few questions: How do I get two different users who have opened the webapp on their ...
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Is a predefined key enough security when performing HTTP requests between two secure servers?

I have an AdWords script that regularly transfers sensitive data to my server using a POST HTTP request. For security I have a predefined 32 character randomized string that is verified by my server ...
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On Developing Web Services with Global State

I'm new to web programming. I'm more experienced and comfortable with client-side code. Recently, I've been dabbling in web programming through Python's Google App Engine. I ran into some difficulty ...
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TTS on App Engine

I have written a small front-end to the Festival TTS system using Python/Django. I wish to deploy it on the Google App Engine cloud. A few questions: My application uses the Festival app ...
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How to manage many mobile device users at server side?

I built a social Android application in which users can see other users around them by GPS location. At the beginning thing went well as I had low number of users, but now that I have increasing ...
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Google App Engine: How to be notified when APIs change or become available?

I am thinking about writing a GAE app but am a little hesitant because the EULA gives Google full rights to change their APIs anytime they want, for any reason. Obviously, they'd be out of business ...
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How do CDNs protect failover sites from DDoS attacks?

I'm in the design process for a Java web app that I will probably end up deploying to Google App Engine (GAE). The nice thing about GAE is that I really don't have to worry about fortifying my app ...
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Google's App Inventor is no longer available for Mobile App development… any alternatives?

I noticed that the Google App Inventor has been shut down (not their website, but if you try their actual software you get a notice).... I'm trying to create a very simple interactive android app with ...
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How would you create a mobile (android) offline wiki site?

My apologies in advance if this is not a good forum for this question; pointers to others happily accepted. On the off chance it matters, I'm not going to commercialize this idea or anything; if ...
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Web application - database design/infrastructure

I have just begun development of a web application (that will be deployed using Google app engine), without going into the specifics, the web app will allow users to deploy a small website of their ...
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What are the rules for permissible names on google app engine?

When I create a new application, and I am choosing a name, most common dictionary words appear to be unavailable, along with even some of the more esoteric ones including 'aaaaaa' (I've tried variable ...
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1answer
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How do I find test users for my Chrome extension with Google App Engine back end?

I am new to developing Chrome extensions and I used Stack Overflow to ask many questions and got great answers. I finally finished a beta version and uploaded it to Chrome store only for test users. ...
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Does the $100 Google Apps Marketplace Fee Apply To All My Developers or Just Me?

On the Google Apps Marketplace Vendor Listing page, Google says the following: Google charges a one-time fee of $100 for submitting your first listing. I've searched Google Groups and other ...
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Java or Python for Google App Engine not knowing either language?

I have a few project ideas that I'd like to deploy on GAE. I'm interested in developing a logging application for amateur radio contacts, shortwave, and utility monitoring. More complex projects ...
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SaaS / PaaS / IaaS / HaaS

I've read: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Terms Clearly Explained and Defined and Cloud Computing – Demystifying SaaS, PaaS and IaaS And I've got 2 questions: Is Google App Engine considered PaaS or IaaS? ...
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How can I gather client's data on Google App Engine without using Datastore/Backend Instances too much?

One of the projects I'm working on is online survey engine. It's my first big commercial project on Google App Engine. I need your advice on how to collect stats and efficiently record them in ...
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Clojure Web Application: EC2 or GAE?

I am developing a web application written in Clojure using the Compojure framework. My question is, should I deploy to Amazon EC2 or Google App Engine? I've read this article on running Clojure code ...
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Is Google App Engine's level of support robust enough for real-world production?

Google App Engine has been great for trying out ideas and learning stuff, but so far I haven't seen much confidence in the community in using it for production applications. One significant issue ...
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Google App. Engine for RoR and Python apps

I fairly understand that this Q+A site is programmers destination and questions on hosting are not permitted here, but anyone who has heard of Google's App. Engine is well aware that this question is ...
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How should I communicate the specifics of cloud computing (as compared to other)

A meeting today went well where I explained that cloud computing which one of the persons recognized was something else than a traditional RDBMS and I said that cloud computing is that everthing is ...
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Google App Engine — should we use it? [closed]

I'm considering using Google App Engine for an online matchmaking (and possibly ranking, not sure) of users in a (currently hypothetical) RTS game. However, I just read this bad review, which has made ...
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Windows Azure vs GAE vs AWS - for process based application

I am writing an application that will crawl web pages and analyze data, and I'm wondering if I can host this as a cloud-based service. The main reason I'm looking at cloud hosting is that users may ...
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App Engine SDK Dev transition to Google Plugin for Eclipse

I'm trying to understand the transition people make with their apps in the App Engine SDK and how/why/what they move to the Google Plugin for Eclipse. It seems you can create a web application using ...
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What Are The Best Practices for Managing Version Strings in Google App Engine Apps?

In Google App Engine, you can upload up to 10 different versions on your appspot project. For instance, if I have a project called example, the URL would be: http://example.appspot.com Each version ...
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is GAE an infrastructure capable of hosting an app used by millions of active users?

I would like to know with the restrictions of GAE listed below, is it even possible to build a great social app (like Facebook) by hosting that app on GAE? In other words is GAE an infrastructure ...
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Oracle owns Java but Google is using Java?

Ok, I don't get it. What does "Oracle owns Java" mean? Google is definitely using Java in Google App Engine, does that mean that Google have to pay Oracle for doing so?
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How do cloud platforms-as-a-service measure CPU time?

I'm currently assessing Google App Engine, and one of the answers from Hidden limitations of Google App Engine? stated: Performance will surprise you. GAE is optimized for many tiny queries and ...
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Just wondering about “Do-It Yourself Apps” on the internet versus apps written by us developers

I have been doing Objective-C programming over the past few weeks, and I have learnt a lot. However, I see that there are other Web-companies offering services to consumers directly from their website ...
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Thoughts of Cloud Development/Google App Engine [closed]

I use mainly PHP for web development, but recently, I started thinking about using Google App Engine. It doesn't use PHP which I am already familiar with, so there will be a steeper learning curve. ...
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How should calculations be handled in a document database

Ok, so I have a program that basically logs errors into a nosql database. Right now there is just a single model for an error and its stored as a document in the nosql database. Basically I want to ...