Spread All Over: AppScale as a Distributed System

Google App Engine operates at massive scale and is able to do so by having multiple independent components working together to provide a highly available and fault tolerant platform.

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Latency Kills and How You Can Improve It in GAE Apps

High latency can kill a user’s experience and hurt your bottom line.

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How to Scale to 1 Million Requests

Google shows how to scale an application to 1 million requests-per-second for $10.

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How to use the Deferred Library and TaskQueues

Thanks to the Python Task Queue API and Deferred library it’s easier than ever to conduct work behind the scenes of your app. 

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Get Yourself to Follow Through

“Good habits are hard to form and easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form and hard to live with.” -– Brian Tracy

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Notable Python Projects

Every week a multitude of open python projects, framworks and scripts join the ranks of the python community. 

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How to Vundle

Vim has become the standard text editor for many of the world’s computer scientist and engineers. 

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Build It and They May Come

Do you have a billion dollar idea? Do all your friends and family agree it’s a winner? Think all you need is the funding to make it a reality? 

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Emulating Google Megastore using Open Source Technologies

Cassandra provides the BigTable data model with a peer-to-peer architecture. 

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Platform-as-a-Service Versus Infrastructure-as-a-Service (PaaS vs IaaS)

Cloud computing comes in many flavors of providing compute power to users. 

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