Feeds

Google opens Java-soaked cloud to world+dog

App Engine sans Python

Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet

Google I/O Google's Java-fied App Engine is now open to world+dog.

In early April, the company added the Java runtime to its App Engine - a (semi-)free service that lets you build and host web apps on Google's very own cloud distributed infrastructure - but it was only available to 10,000 of the web's most eager Java coders.

Today, at the Google I/O developer conference in downtown San Francisco, Google technical lead Kevin Gibbs announced that App Engine is now accepting Java sign-ups from anyone.

When App Engine was first introduced last year, it limited app development to Python, but according to the company, countless coders cried for Java support as well. The service's new incarnation runs version 1.6 of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), so it can also handle code written in such languages as Ruby on Rails and JavaScript as well.

Where possible, Google has wrapped its App Engine APIs in such standards as the Java Servlet API, JDO and JPA, javax.cache, and javax.mail. Plus, Google has made a few non-Java changes to the existing service. You can now grant access to data behind your firewall. You can set up so-called "cron jobs," tasks scheduled to operate at particular times. And you can import data from existing database.

According to Gibbs, more than 200,000 developers have registered for App Engine over the past year and change. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux
Multiple desktops and live tiles in restored Start button star in new vids
iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!
HTML 5's pretty neat ... when your browser supports it
Mathematica hits the Web
Wolfram embraces the cloud, promies private cloud cut of its number-cruncher
Mozilla shutters Labs, tells nobody it's been dead for five months
Staffer's blog reveals all as projects languish on GitHub
'People have forgotten just how late the first iPhone arrived ...'
Plus: 'Google's IDEALISM is an injudicious justification for inappropriate biz practices'
SUSE Linux owner Attachmate gobbled by Micro Focus for $2.3bn
Merger will lead to mainframe and COBOL powerhouse
iOS 8 Healthkit gets a bug SO Apple KILLS it. That's real healthcare!
Not fit for purpose on day of launch, says Cupertino
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.