The ability to customize the lock screen on iOS.
The ability to organize your springboard free-form.
The ability to add widgets to your home screen.
Quick access to key service toggles like Airplane Mode and Bluetooth.
The ability to Find My Friends without …
Some people seem to be turned off by all the GAE love in the interview. Part of it is that the interviewer is Fred Sauer, Developer Advocate for Google App Engine, so there's a level of familiarity between the two. But the biggest part is simply that they really like GAE, for all the reasons your are supposed to like GAE. And that's OK. In this day and age you are free to love whichever platform you choose.
Biggest surprise :
A profile on 60 Minutes drove more traffic …
…there is can be found in Scaling SongPop to 60 million users with App Engine and . The outline follows the script. You start small. Let PaaS do the heavy lifting. And when you need to scale you just buy more resources and tune a little (maybe a lot). The payoff is you get to focus on feature development and can get by with a small team. Storage
Here's a diagram of their architecture:
Party Playlist Picker is a Google App Engine application written in Python . It uses a Google+ share button so that partygoers can invite their friends to come edit a playlist in realtime. That feature is based on the Google App Engine channel API . It makes use of the gdata-python-client library to talk to YouTube and the google-api-python-client library to talk to Google+ . It's currently using version 1 of the YouTube API…
…architect our app with Heroku in mind, but it's not nearly as severe as hosting on Google App Engine. There's always been a reasonable solution for what we want to do.
Buying the Domain
Naming our website and acquiring the domain was probably the hardest thing to accomplish. We stumbled on Upworthy very late in the process. It was preceded by weeks of head scratching and hair pulling because the domain name industry is completely broken. It's been reported that if Obama…
…plugin to embed a git repository on your web page.
jQuery Core: Version 1.9 and Beyond - plans to drop support for and . This will mostly interest developers with no corporate app usage at all.
Google Compute Engine - your app on hosted by Google. The question is whether anyone will risk this given the App Engine pricing debacle.
He thought about generating bytecode. However, that doesn't work on Google App Engine. Furthermore, it was too implementation specific.
Using the ast module is more limited. However, it's easier to debug. Furthermore, it does not segfault the interpreter (at least starting in Python 2.7).
Using pure source code generation always works. However, it's very limited, and it's hard to debug without hacks.
The ast module is much better.
Jinja is way faster than Django…
…web stack, and even the popular platforms such as Heroku and Google's App Engine are unable to provide WebSockets or SPDY support: our services are fronted by servers and software which was designed for yesterday's web.
Architecture for the " Real-time Web"
HTTP is not going away anytime soon, and we will have to support both the old and the new protocols for some time to come. One attempt at this has been the SPDY > HTTP proxy, which converts a multiplexed …
Of course, our Python agent for application performance monitoring. By enabling real-time visibility and user monitoring, detailed performance …is proud to help the bandwagon move forward as well - with the November release of
16 Pixels: For Body Copy. Anything Less is a Costly Mistake. - Good advice. Except when it isn't, of course.