Google: App Engine on Parallel Bars Goes for Gold

August 19, 2009

Short honk: If you are not familiar with Google’s enterprise initiatives, you will want to bone up. The Google has made what I think is an important announcement about the Google App Engine. Google said on August 17, 2009:

Written by a group of engineers at VendAsta, asynctools is a rather nifty toolkit that allows you to execute datastore queries in parallel in the Python runtime. The interface is slightly more involved than using standard queries, but the ability to execute multiple queries in parallel can substantially reduce the render time for a page where you need to execute multiple independent queries. Jason Collins has written a detailed article about how and why they wrote asynctools, which can be found here.

What is the big deal? Functional parallel execution in a Dot Net environment is mostly a handcrafted operation like making a patchwork quilt. Google is an “plumbing that usually does not leak” outfit. Want more about the App Engine and what you can do with it? Navigate to Adhere Solutions and get their view of the new functionality. Alternatively, you can email me, and one of my Harrod’s Creek geese will provide some insight.

If you are in the dark about the Adhere Solutions outfit, check it out.

In terms of contacting me, the Beyond Search Web log is focused on marketing. Got it. One more email from a journalist who thinks I deserve an F in the journalism class I never took will trigger a flappin’ hot write up straight from the goose’s beak. To make sure these self important protectors of traditional journalism get it, let me be clear—marketing, marketing, marketing.

Stephen Arnold, August 19, 2009

Comments

2 Responses to “Google: App Engine on Parallel Bars Goes for Gold”

  1. junihor on August 19th, 2009 3:46 pm

    Async / callbacks have been in .Net for a long long time. Have you ever tried any .Net async programming? Not sure what your “handcrafted operation” means here.

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