- Frontend Instance Classes - For applications that need more CPU and/or memory to serve requests, we’ve introduced two larger frontend instance classes. Before today, all apps were allocated a fixed instance size no matter what the app was computing in its requests. Now, apps that need more computing power can upgrade the size of their instances.
- High Replication Datastore (HRD) Migration Tool Has Graduated - The HRD migration tool is now a fully supported feature. The tool allows you to easily migrate your data, limits the downtime required to complete the migration, and also allows you to choose its precise time. Every app can now start the new year off right, improving their uptime and reliability by migrating to HRD!
- Conversion API (Experimental) - Converting between formats within your application can be a pain, but with the experimental Conversion API you can now easily convert between PDF, HTML, text and images. Generating PDF invoices from HTML, displaying PDF menus as HTML or extracting text from images using OCR is now as simple as an API call.
- Logs Reader API (Experimental) - Want to summarize latency by handler? Summarize request statistics by user? The new logs reader API allows you to programmatically access your logs to build reports, gather statistics, and analyze requests to your heart’s content.
Read the full release notes for Java and Python to get all the details on 1.6.1. We always love to hear what you think, so keep the feedback on our groups coming. App Engine releases will resume again with our regular schedule around the end of January.
Posted by The App Engine Team