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Google App Engine workshop  

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<p> In this session, we'll show you how to create applications that run on App Engine by building a simple but real web application from the ground up via a hands-on coding laboratory. Although based on the online tutorial, this codelab goes above and beyond what's in the online tutorial: you will get a more detailed step-by-step instructions and a more user-friendly walkthrough of the tutorial, and time-permitting, go beyond what it has to offer. The prerequisites below are REQUIRED. </p><br><p> PREREQUISITES <p> - This session is for technical professionals familiar with Python and perhaps one other high-level programming language (C/C++, Java, PHP, etc.) Another goal of this session is to gain some knowledge in writing web applications that are hosted in the cloud. <br></p> <p> - We also strongly recommend you attend the App Engine overview talk given earlier, "What is Google App Engine?" <br></p> <p> - Attendees must come with Python 2.5-2.7 installed on their computers—Macs and Linux machines already have Python on-board, so only PC users need to get Python on their systems. App Engine is not yet compatible with 3.x releases yet, so we recommend 2.5.4 to PC users at this time. It’s as easy as a single click: If you already have 2.6 or 2.7 on your machines, that's fine too. <br></p> <p> - Download and install the latest Google App Engine SDK from <br></p> <p> - When doing the app, you can just run your app locally on your machine; net access is not required for this, and I expect everyone to get this working. However, you also have the option to upload your app to Google production servers and making your app live to the world. If you wish to do the latter, you need a gmail or Google Account and a cell phone which does text messaging. Go to to create an account which you need your cell phone and text message to verify. Once this is all set, you will be able to upload apps to Google to run on your behalf. </p>

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Wesley Chun

+WESLEY CHUN, MSCS, is the author of Prentice Hall's bestselling "Core Python" book series & companion videos (, co-author of "Python Web Development with Django" (, and has written for Linux Journal, CNET, and InformIT. In addition to being an engineer & Developer Advocate at Google, he runs CyberWeb (, a consultancy specializing in Python training. Wesley has over 25 years of programming, teaching, and writing experience, including helping create Yahoo!Mail using Python almost 2 decades ago. He has taught numerous Python courses at Cisco, Disney, VMware, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, & Foothill College. Wesley holds degrees in CS, Math, and Music from the University of California, and loves traveling worldwide to meet developers, whether at a technical conference, user group meeting, or on a university campus. He is a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation and can be reached on Google+ or Twitter (@wescpy).
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