Launching scalable apps with Google App Engine

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Google AppEngine lets you build and host scalable Web applications written in Python or Java on Google’s infrastructure. In this talk, we’ll look at new features in the last year, including the high-replication datastore (HRD), Cloud SQL, the new query planner, and cross-group transactions. In addition, we’ll look at a recipe for load testing and many tips to make your apps more responsive and minimize cost.

Guest speaker Mike Lawrence from will also demo an app ( created and hosted on Google App Engine and discuss his experience with the App Engine Datastore.

David Chandler

David Chandler works with the Google Developer Tools Team in Atlanta. An electrical engineer by training, Chandler got hooked on developing database Web applications in the days of NCSA Mosaic and has since written Web applications in a variety of languages, including C, perl, ksh, ColdFusion, Java, JSF, GWT, and now Dart. Prior to joining Google, Chandler worked on Internet banking applications with Intuit and launched a non-profit startup built with GWT and AppEngine. Chandler holds a patent on a method of organizing hierarchical data in a relational database and blogs about Java Web development at