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Google App Engine Gets Full Java 8 Support

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is widely considered to be the ideal way to get your applications to the cloud. Google with its App Engine product was among the first off the blocks and the last few years have seen steady fixes and enhancements to the platform.

Latest Google App Engine release makes Search API Available To All

The Google App Engine team is galloping forward with new releases and cool features.  It has just been a few weeks since the release of App Engine 1.8.4 but the team has kept focus and come up with a new release that is focused on the Search API and enhancements to its PHP Runtime, that has received solid acceptance from the legion of PHP programmers worldwide.

AppEngine 1.8.4 Release among Google Cloud Platform Updates

Google has announced several updates to its Google Cloud Platform. The updates include a new AppEngine release 1.8.4 that focuses on developer productivity and various new features for the PHP runtime. Google Compute Engine instances now has support for persisting differential snapshots and Compute Engine Load Balancing UI is now in the Cloud Console.

App Engine 1.7.7 brings Sockets, Java 7 and boosts Dev Experience

In less than a month, the App Engine team has delivered its next release 1.7.7 and brought in a host of features that take the platform a notch higher. This release sees Java 7 moving to General Availability, Outbound Sockets have been moved to Preview and paid-applications no longer have to pay the minimum fee, as long as they remain in the free quota.

AppEngine adds improved Billing and Python Dev Server

Google AppEngine team continues to roll out regularly releases with the latest version 1.7.6 bringing notable enhancements on both Administration and Development features. The feature sees the notable improvements around billing for paid applications and a complete overhaul of the local Dev Server available for Python.

AppEngine Adds Cloud Endpoints and Java 7 Support

The App Engine team announced a new release 1.7.5 that is packed with major features that have been previewed over the last year. The focus is squarely on getting the most out of your App Engine applications by doubling the amount of RAM for certain App Engine instance types, making it easier to expose your App Engine functionality to mobile clients, experimental support for new Java 7 language features and a Eclipse plugin update.

Google's Project Glass and the API Assumption

Google's Project Glass is seen by many as the future of computers and the internet. As Nicholas Carlson points out: "Computers have been getting smaller and closer to our faces since their very beginning." Project Glass, unveiled last year, takes a large leap towards the ever-speculated assumption that one day computers will operate hand in hand with our physical bodies. Today, augment reality through a pair of computer glasses; eventually, our brains might host an OS of their own.

New Google App Engine Graduates Several Experimental Features

The Google AppEngine team has been one of the most consistent teams over 2012. They had monthly releases and with Christmas just around the corner, they delivered on the final release of the year. The latest release 1.7.4 is significant in the fact that several APIs that were experimental in nature till now have been upgraded to General Availability (GA) Status.