Google App Engine Sean Gillies 2008-04-08 00:00 Google App Engine is the Python news of the day. Python, WSGI, and Bigtable (well, non-relational datastores generally) are 3 things I've been telling geospatial folks to keep an eye on. Via Simon Willison. Comments Re: Google App Engine Author: Yves Moisan "and Bigtable (well, non-relational datastores generally)"; "The App Engine scalable datastore stores and performs queries over data objects," Do you know if it's pickled Python objects in a file (like the ZODB) or Google's own object database that stores objects in another language ? Re: Google App Engine Author: Sean Yves, I don't know much about the GFS, but it's not that kind of an object database. Re: Google App Engine Author: Paolo anyway seems that is already late to get the preview account :-(, it is only for the first 10.000 developers: could you manage to get it? Re: Google App Engine Author: Sean I didn't apply. Too damn busy. Josh Livni found what looks like the first neo-geo app. If the App Engine were to add a KML/GML geometry model, a spatial index, and something like Shapely, you could really make some cool geo applications. Re: Google App Engine Author: Yves Moisan An interesting blog post about the Google datastore : Ivan Krstić's Will Google fulfill the promise of WinFS?