Google AppEngine: First thoughts.

Google has released the final piece of the Apps platform, called Google AppEngine. The buzz is loud. But what's the real story?

IMHO it's a big yawn. After watching the YouTube video I was not impressed with the technology - and no, not because it's Python-based. I actually believe that it embodies an old architecture - gives developers tools they think they need, like templating, but actually don't. Granted, it appears to solve a few glaring problems with modern webapps: simplified builds, reliance on api rather than SQL, simple deployments. That's all good.

The Web 3.0 architecture doesn't need templates, and it's hard to get excited about something that just offers an already cheap resource even cheaper.

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