Name: [008] Kyran Dale
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Introduction to the Series [ID:718] (Free) (1/5)

in series: A Gentle Introduction to the Google App Engine Python SDK

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Google App Engine promises to make beginning and maintaining a web-site that much easier. The difficulties of administrating servers and databases, ensuring scalability and security, managing user identities, all should be taken care of, leaving the developer to develop the site using impressive web frameworks such as Django, exploiting the ease and power of the Python programming language.

In this introductory video we explain what the app engine is, what it does and what this series will be demonstrating.

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14. wellstone Wed, 13 Oct 2010 09:54

Keep it up


13. dwight marcus Mon, 23 Aug 2010 20:31

thank you for the patient clarity


12. John Figueroa Sun, 30 May 2010 18:43

Great series, looking forward to seeing the rest.

Voice volume was low compared to others.


Why not see another picture, i.e. those of the speaker.

The pointer should not got nervously up and down.

thanks

bb


10. anonymous Fri, 04 Dec 2009 05:40

Good introduction to series. It explain the scope of the presentaion, although a brief outline might be included for clarity.


I appreciate the overview. I'm not a python programmer yet. So I will be interested to discover how much I can pick up.

Google App Engine seems cool. But it sounds like quite a hurdle to learn python in order to use it. But I'll give it a try.


8. anonymous Tue, 01 Sep 2009 11:00

Looking forward to watching the rest of the series!


Good, but you can try speak more slow because sometimes is dificult to understand you!

But thanks ! ;)


6. anonymous Sat, 25 Jul 2009 21:20

Thank you for taking the time to create these webcasts. This is the first of any series, due to the fact I'm just beginning my adventure with python / django / appengine. All very overwhelming at the current state of my learning curve. I will proceed with the rest of your webcasts, hopefully doing so will help me organize all of these 'options' sufficent to begin to take advantage of these resources.

Thanks Again!


5. anonymous Sun, 17 May 2009 14:42

Just started.


Glad to see you covering something quite current, and that does not require extensive programming experience. I did find that the volume with earbuds was fine but was too low without.

Thanks


Interesting topic.

Sounds complicated to maintain an app if it is not properly programmed (bad programmin habits) in Django. So I guess this series might become more complete with a Django series complement.


Video published, thanks for contributing to ShowMeDo


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