Beginning Java Google App Engine
Ap--ss | ISBN: 143022553X | PDF | 375 pages | 5.7 MB
Google App Engine is one of the key technologies to emerge in recent years to help you build scalable web applications even if you have limited previous experience. If you are a Java programmer, this book offers you a Java approach to beginning Google App Engine.
You will explore the runtime environment, front-end technologies like Google Web Toolkit, and the datastore behind App Engine. You?ll also explore Java support on App Engine from end to end.
The journey begins with a look at the Google Plugin for Eclipse and finishes with a working web application that even uses Groovy/Grails as a service. Along the way, the authors dive deeply into the services that are available to access the datastore with a focus on Java Data Objects (JDO), Persistence as a Service more generally, as well as Spring as a Service and more.
You?ll then be ready to look at some of the more advanced topics in application administration, such as scheduled tasks, remote access to the datastore, and the Google Analytics API.
What you?ll learn
How to get up and running with App Engine, starting with the Google Plugin for Eclipse
All about the development server for testing and developing your applications
How to leverage the datastore in your applications, including Persistence as a Service
How to use Spring as a Service for transactions, data access, and more
How to use Google Web Toolkit to create AJAX components to drive your web applications
Use of Groovy and possibly Grails as a Service for your web applications
How to schedule cron jobs using App Engine for scheduled processing behind your applications
Advanced topics including the remote data APIs and Google Analytic API
Who is this book for?
This book is for Java programmers looking to get started on Google App Engine, as well as App Engine programmers looking to move to Java.
About the Apress Beginning Series
The Beginning series from Apress is the right choice to get the information you need to land that crucial entry?level job. These books will teach you a standard and important technology from the ground up because they are explicitly designed to take you from ?novice to professional.? You?ll start your journey by seeing what you need to know?but without needless theory and filler. You?ll build your skill set by learning how to put together real?world projects step by step. So whether your goal is your next career challenge or a new learning opportunity, the Beginning series from Apress will take you there?it is your trusted guide through unfamiliar territory!
About the Author
Kyle Roche is the head of Sales Engineering and Enablement at Appirio. Appirio built one of the first prototypes for Java support on App Engine, which was shown at the Campfire launch. Appirio builds applications that leverage App Engine or the Force.com platform. Other areas of expertise are in Facebook application development and Amazon Web Services.
Jeff Douglas is a Senior Technical Consultant at Appirio. He has 10+ years experience building enterprise Java applications for SAP and was an early adopter of App Engine for Java. He contributed sample code for the Salesforce.com release of the Force.com for Google App Engine Java Toolkit.