Today at its latest Campfire One event, Google announced major updates to Google App Engine, their scalable cloud computing platform for web applications. App Engine developers will soon be able to create web-scale applications using standard Java APIs, and will be able to create AJAX components using Google's Web Toolkit. Other major features include cron support for scheduling tasks, tools for securely accessing and importing data, and a new Google development plugin for the Eclipse IDE.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Content Management, DeVops, and Enterprise. Highlights today include APIs for OpenRainbow business collaboration services and an API for monitoring text for swear words. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.