Saturday, March 20, 2010

Google App Engine can further encourage Open Source.

One of the challenges of open source web applications are that they require users to have their own web hosting solution in place, but recently I've been noticing more open source web applications being released as Google App Engine applications. This is a great direction as it removes the barrier of having to setup one's own web servers, network access, etc. Users can download the the GAE project's source and either run it locally using the GAE SDK's own web server or use the free GAE instances that Google provides.

I've been using GAE a lot recently and have come to really like it despite some of the limitations.

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