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10 Jun 2010, 17:47
Paul Mattheis (2 posts)


Before I buy the book, I wanted to see how the Java coverage was going to be. Do I have to read through (ie know python(Not really a fan…)) to read the intro material? If I virtually tore out the Python section, would this book still be complete for me as a Java guy?


08 Jan 2011, 23:44
Mark Chu-Carroll (14 posts)

I think that at least skimming the Python section is worthwhile. There’s more to AppEngine than just an API. The fundamental thing that makes GAE interesting is that it’s a totally cloud-based system where applications are assembled from stateless request handlers. The Python section doesn’t just explain Python; it explains that entire handler-based architecture, and how to program in it. You don’t need to follow all of the details of the Python, but the basics will be important.

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