With this book, you can build exciting, scalable web applications quickly and confidently, using Google App Engine - even if you have little or no experience in programming or web development. App Engine is one of the most exciting web technologies to appear in the last year, providing a simple, easy-to-use application framework with basic web tools. While Google's own tutorial assumes significant development experience, "Using Google App Engine" is for anyone who wants to get started with this platform. By the end of the book, you'll know how to build complete, interactive applications and deploy them to 'the cloud,' using the same servers that power Google applications. You will: get an overview of all the technologies necessary to use Google App Engine; learn how to use Python, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HTTP, and DataStore, App Engine's database; grasp the technical aspects necessary to create sophisticated, dynamic web applications; and, understand what's required to deploy your applications to Google servers. In addition to being a foundational resource for beginning programmers, "Using Google App Engine" is also an excellent book for experienced programmers who want to acquire working knowledge of web technologies. Building web applications used to be for experts only, but with Google App Engine - and this book - anyone can create a dynamic web presence.