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:
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.