Learn the hidden Google App Engine benefits that you may not have thought off yet

Google App Engine , Posted by on 2015/05/14 0     Comments
Google App Engine Platform.

When anyone hears the term ‘Google’, automatically he or she thinks about searching something. Google has enabled a revolution to the entire world of the Internet. Now we do not tell people to search for something rather we say ‘Google it’ when they need any kind of information. It is not only a search engine that works amazingly but also a reliable platform to get cloud-based products. Google app engine is one of its best cloud-based products. 

Google app engine paas, saas, and iaas! Yes, this single app engine follows all the concepts- It follows platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and software as a service. It comes with the benefits of both hosting and app development platform. Google app engine features are simply mind-blowing. They blend ease and pace perfectly. 

Both developers and entrepreneurs will be benefited from this app engine. It just saves time, money, and effort with full-on security. So, if you are a business person, you can concentrate more and invest in other aspects of your business instead of this technical area. This app engine is able to offer more infrastructure than other scalable hosting services out there. It has also eliminated some system administration as well as developmental tasks in order to make the entire app development process easier for the app developers.

Google App Engine is considered as a platform where developers can build applications for free without thinking of scalability and hardware resources since it runs on Google’s own infrastructure. There are a lot of reasons to choose this app engine over others such as-

  • It is robust
  • It is super easy to use! All you need to do is just create, test, and launch! 
  • A set of quality APIs
  • Purely scalable
  • Pay based on usages

This is our second blog in which we are focusing on what you can do, except the development aspect of Google App Engine.

If you are not aware of what Google App Engine is, please follow our Previous blog from this category.

Now I will explain a few things that you can do using Google App Engine. But before that take a look at the Google app engine features-

Runtime and language options- here one can use multiple programming languages like Go, Java, Python in order to develop app engine applications. We can use the SDK in order to test an application. Every language has its own set of SDK and runtime. 

SQL and NoSQL- the NoSQL service is there in order to provide a lot of storage space for a lot of data. Along with this, it also offers a minimum of three replication sites and low scalability. It is also able to use Google Cloud SQL

Data and location- Premium account holders will get the option of serving applications and related data storage and they do not have to pay a lot of bucks for that. 

Advanced benefits of using Google App Engine

1) Google App Engine; why not use it as a CDN (content delivery network)

Every file of a project which is running on GAE (Google App Engine) runs inside Google’s infrastructure, the same kind of server which is used to store files of their products.

By considering this we can upload the files and use the path as a CDN.

Example: Suppose we have created a simple app on GAE and named it as

testexample.appspot.com (if you don’t know how to create a basic app in GAE start from here. )

then every file inside this app will work as a CDN.

testexample.appspot.com/exampleimage.png will work as CDN.

(if you want to know more about how to upload files in GAE follow our blog here )

2)  Use it as the backend for Facebook apps

If you have done a Facebook App development, you must have seen that to make a Facebook app you need a secure a canvas URL and for that, you need to buy SSL certificates, if you are using your own server for the app development.

But as GAE comes with SSL support i.e whenever you register an app on GAE you get a chance to have the same URL with HTTPS.

So it’s quite easy to create a Facebook app using a Google App Engine.

If you are a developer you can follow this tutorial to know how you can create a Facebook App or if you are a person who is in search of a Google App Engine developer please contact us.

3) Use it for a custom-designed static website

For most of the small business owners, the problem comes when they need to start their website. Although there are plenty of different websites that provide us a free website hosting platform they come with their own designers which is very complex, as well as the output, is not always what a business owner wants.

The best solution to this problem is to create a static website with basic HTML and CSS by following the same design that you want and then host it on GAE.

Since GAE is a free server so it will be hosting your files forever.

In this post, we have tried to give you some good ideas about how we can use Google App Engine for multiple purposes other than just development. As a leading software company, we always ensure how to use a tool for various purposes. Our teams know how to bring out the best things from something. And we did the same with the Google App Engine. We always investigate what more we can get from a tool, software, or app engine so that more people can use the hidden advantages properly.

We will be writing the tutorial for each that we have discussed here, and we will be adding more cool works that you can do using Google App Engine.

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