Interested in an excuse to learn Python, and always on the lookout for production environments that are both stable and flexible, and I took a look at Google App Engine. To try it out, I created a simple contact and task manager that is live at http://bizz.appspot.com. I love the speed at which changes are deployed as well as the removal of environment maintenance tasks.
Python and Google’s webapp framework programming is rather straightforward too. I also find the constraints of Google App Engine really do steer me to keep things simple which leads to faster turn around time and less head-scratching.
With just a few hours of Python programming under my belt, I can see why Python programmers it as much as Ruby programmers enjoy Ruby. It really is an enjoyable language to work in and I’m looking forward to creating a couple more simple applications with Google App Engine.