(2008-04-07) Bigtable Service
Dave Winer hypothetically [leaked](http://www.scripting.com/stories/2008/03/30/whyWouldGoogleWeb ServicesC.html) this a week ago. He sees it as a way to prepare Start Up-s for acquisition by Google (avoiding a painful Infrastructure transition).
So clearly we'll need practices or code-wrappers that make it easy to switch EcoSystem.
Update: yup that's it - whoa, for now you have to write in Python! All of the Python-built tools seem to borrow heavily from Django, a Python Web Framework. App Engine will work with other Python frameworks (these ones were all specifically mentioned in the documentation: EZT, Cheetah, Clear Silver, Quixote, Django and CherryPy). (No PyLons?) GoogleApp Engine supports any framework written in pure Python that speaks CGI (and any WSGI-compliant framework using a CGI adaptor), including Django, CherryPy, PyLons, and WebPy.
And only a few thousand people can get in for now - it's already too late.
- they took it down.
Here's a good review of bloggage.
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