Once upon a time, there was no App Engine. Google instead offered you an alternative: the Google Application Programming Interface (API). The Google API was a suite of services that allowed software developers to access and integrate Google’s vast collection of online services into their applications. In other words, the Google API made it possible to build web applications that could access and use Google’s vast collection of online services and resources.
The Google API was a great solution for many small, single-purpose applications. But the world is changing, and so must we as a company. Google is investing in future-looking technologies, like App Engine – a flexible, scalable platform that makes it easy for developers to build, host, and scale web apps. The Google API was a great solution for many small, single-purpose applications. But the world is changing, and so must we as a company. Google is investing in future-looking technologies, like App Engine – a flexible, scalable platform that makes it easy for developers to build, host, and scale web apps.
App Engine is a Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Google App Engine is designed to be used as a Platform as a Service (PaaS). What does that mean? Simply, App Engine enables you to focus on developing your app, without having to worry about hosting it, maintaining it, or providing infrastructure for it. Once you’ve set up your app, Google takes care of the hosting, maintenance, and scalability for you. This means you can spend your time building your app, and Google will take care of deploying it for you.
App Engine is a flexible, scalable platform
Google App Engine is a Platform as a Service (PaaS). That means it is a scalable, flexible, and robust platform that you can use to run your app. If you’re building a scalable business app, this can save you a lot of time and money. Instead of having to buy, lease, maintain, and secure hardware, you can use Google’s infrastructure to run your app. Google’s infrastructure is scalable, flexible, and robust, meaning it can easily handle the demands of business apps.
App Engine is a fast, reliable service
Google App Engine is fast, reliable service. This is important because your app’s reliability is a key factor in deciding how people use it. If people can’t rely on the service to be fast, reliable, and seamless, they will start to complain and leave negative reviews. Branding and reputation are key in the app economy, and it’s essential to provide a reliable service. Google App Engine has proven itself to be a reliable service. It delivers pages quickly and has very low error rates. This means you can focus on what you do best: building your app.
App Engine is free for up to 10,000 requests per month
Google’s goal with App Engine is to make it easy for you to get started. That’s why App Engine offers free hosting (up to 10,000 requests per month), free APIs, and free usage tracing. If you are new to programming or web development, or you just want a try before you buy, App Engine is a great way to get started. You can build apps that access Google services, without having to worry about hosting them. In some cases, you may even want to use an existing app idea, but you aren’t sure how to build it. If you’re not sure where to start, or you just want a free trial, App Engine is a great option.
Google makes it easy for you to customize App Engine for your needs
If you’re building a complex application that requires advanced features, you may want to use Google’s infrastructure, rather than a third-party service. But don’t worry! Google makes it easy for you to integrate your infrastructure into App Engine. You can easily set up a virtual machine, load balancer, or database instance, and attach it to an app. This allows you to leverage the power of your infrastructure, while still taking advantage of the economies of scale that Google’s infrastructure provides.
Google’s long-term goal with App Engine
Google’s long-term goal with App Engine is to build a tool that helps you build, launch, and operate scalable applications. They want to make this as painless as possible, so you can spend your time building your apps, and they can spend their time building the infrastructure to support them.
Deploy your app
Once you have your web application set up, you’re ready to deploy it to App Engine.
There are two ways to do this: using the App Engine PaaS or setting up a server yourself. If you use the PaaS option, you don’t have to do a thing!
You can either use the Google Cloud Platform Console to create a project and add your app to it or use the Google Cloud SDK.
Once your app is set up, you can deploy it to App Engine by clicking the green “Create” button in the App Engine section of the Cloud Platform Console or using the gcloud app deploy command in the command-line tool.
Use Google’s infrastructure to scale your application
As your application grows, you’ll want to be able to handle more traffic, have more users, and provide higher quality experiences to your customers.
Google App Engine’s scalable infrastructure makes it easy to handle large amounts of traffic. You can add additional hardware to your instance if you need more CPU or RAM. You can also add additional data storage by attaching a Google Cloud Storage bucket to your instance. This way, you can offload your storage needs from your app’s server, increasing performance and scalability.
Google App Engine also supports load balancing and failover for preventing service disruptions when your application is down. For example, if your web application is hosted by App Engine, any load-balancing rules that you’ve set up for your URLs will be enforced by the load balancer.
If your application experiences a failure, the App Engine will automatically detect this and attempt a failover to the other instances in the pool. If the other instance is also experiencing a failure, the load balancer will automatically switch the request to the remaining healthy instances.
You can read more about load balancing and failover in the Google Cloud Platform documentation.
Custom domains and SSL support
One of the nice things about using a PaaS-like App Engine is that you don’t have to worry about setting up and managing your infrastructure. However, in some cases, you might want to take advantage of custom domains and HTTPS support.
Google will host your app for you under the project.appspot.com domain. You can also enable SSL for your application to encrypt data as it transits between your application and its customers.
This is a two-part process: First, you’ll need a valid SSL certificate. Then, you’ll need to upload the certificate to your instance and attach it to the Tomcat server.
You can learn more about setting up and managing your SSL certificates in the Google Cloud Platform documentation.
Other features of Google App Engine worth knowing
You can track the progress of your app’s traffic with Google’s App Engine traffic monitoring.
Google’s BigQuery data storage service gives you a lot of power for free. You can use it to store data in the cloud, perform data analysis, and export data into various formats. Plus, you can get free credits to use for up to 100 queries each month.
Google’s CloudVision image recognition service can help with image recognition and tagging. You can use it to automatically tag images with keywords so users can easily find them.
Google’s Cloud Functions allows you to run code as a Function as a Service (FaaS). This means you can build functions that can respond to HTTP requests and store data in the cloud. Cloud functions give you complete control over the function’s infrastructure, including storage and execution environment.
No matter what type of application you want to build, or where you are in your app’s lifecycle, Google’s App Engine can help you achieve your goals. With Google’s App Engine, you can scale your app without worrying about the infrastructure, scalability, or hosting it yourself. Plus, App Engine is free for up to 10,000 requests per month. If you’re building a small application, or want to try out new technology, Google’s free cloud services are a great place to start.