In recent years, one of the fastest growing trends in information technology has been the move towards cloud computing. The scalable concept of computing resources on demand allows applications to dynamically react to increased usage instead of having to keep resources in reserve that are often not in use but are still paid for. There are several popular entrants into this market including Google App Engine. Modeled after Google’s own architecture for building applications, Google App Engine (GAE) provides a scalable solution for web-based applications and services including data storage, communications, application deployment and monitoring, and management tools. With GAE, developers have the option of writing applications using an API exposed to Python. The same benefits of using Python in other applications are available in the cloud.

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