If you are just getting into the web development business and you want to build cloud-based applications, there's no better place to start than with Google. The Google App Engine (news, site) is Google's infrastructure for building and running cloud-based applications.
While there's a lot of documentation on developing using the Google App Engine on Google's website itself, there's another way to learn how to develop these applications - where you are a beginner or an expert.
O'Reilly has released the book Using Google App Engine - Start Building and Running Web Apps on Google's Infrastructure. The book is written by Charles Severance, Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan, and someone who has extensive experience with the development languages used to write Google Apps.
What will you learn? You will learn:
- Web programming and the move to develop cloud-based applications
- The basic technologies used to develop Google Apps including Python, HTML and CSS
- How to Use the Google App Engine Datastore
- Installing and Running the App Engine on XP, Vista, Mac and Linux
- and much more
The book is designed for beginners, but offers information that will benefit even the more experienced Google App developer.
Pick up your copy of Using Google App Engine on O'Reilly for US$ 29.99.