So I’ve spent a few days going over Google App Engine for Java.  So far, I have to say, I’m impressed.  Google has created a really cool service that lets anyone write a Java web application and host it on their multitude of servers.  This is all for free, I might add.  You have to be aware of a number of limitations including no threading and you’re limited to their data store for persistence.  Once you get over that, you’ll see the advantage of it:

  1. Reliability
  2. Durability
  3. Security
  4. Scalability

So I got a little overwhelmed with the “ity” words, but it’s very appropriate.  App Engine for Java will take the “cloud” by storm, I think.  I have been looking for a Java web host and am always discouraged by the price and the limitation on memory and disk space.  With Google, you can get a decently sized application running for free and they provide all the nuts & bolts.

Nice, Google.  Computing in the cloud isn’t such a farce as I thought it was.