Here is an interesting video about the new google ‘backend’ concept on the google app engine cloud computing platform.
Google says that these new backend instances will allow GAE software developers to perform more heavyweight computation tasks on the Google Cloud – something that up to now has been very difficult (sometimes impossible) to achieve. We have been struggling to overcome quite a few of these issues on the GAE and are very hopefully that this new functionality will save us a lot of software development time that we would otherise have spent coding around them.
Anyway the video is well worth a watch if you have the time:
Once again its great to see the google software developers dealing with these issues and coming up with solutions – keep up the good work lads!