Showing posts from November 28, 2010

Google App Engine 1.4.0 pre-release is out

The complete announcement is here , but here are the changes for the java SDK. The two big changes I liked is the fact that there is now an “always on” feature, and “tasks” feature has graduated out of beta/testing. The Always On feature allows applications to pay and keep 3 instances of their application always running, which can significantly reduce application latency. Developers can now enable Warmup Requests. By specifying  a handler in an app's appengine-web.xml, App Engine will attempt to to send a Warmup Request to initialize new instances before a user interacts with it. This can reduce  the latency an end-user sees for initializing your application. The Channel API is now available for all users. Task Queue has been officially released, and is no longer an experimental feature. The API import paths that use 'labs' have been deprecated. Task queue storage will count towards an application's overall storage quota, and will thus