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Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, November 05, 2008
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

Google App Engine
Run your web applications on Google's infrastructure

Guido van Rossum
About the talk:

Google App Engine enables you to build web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications. Unlike other cloud offerings, App Engine does not offer you a virtual machine, but a scalable container in which your application runs, handling one request at a time. Scaling is automatically taken care of by the infrastructure. Currently applications are written in Python; other languages are planned.

The presentation will give an overview of the App Engine architecture from a developer's perspective, followed by a live demonstration.


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About the speaker:

Guido van Rossum is the creator of Python, one of the major programming languages on and off the web.

Guido grew up in the Netherlands and moved to the USA in 1995. Since 2003 he works for Google, spending 50% of his time on Python, the other half currently on App Engine.

Guido's home on the web is

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Guido van Rossum