Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy New Year from the App Engine team

Happy New Year! As we return from our New Year's celebrations, brush the dust off our workstations and gear up for our first release of 2012, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at improvements we have made and what developers have accomplished with App Engine in 2011.

Let’s start with the features and functionality we added last year:
Best of all, with your continued support we accomplished our goal of graduating from preview and became a full fledged Google product.

We’ve seen excellent growth and adoption over the past year, with businesses like Pulse, Evite and Best Buy choosing App Engine for their applications. Even St. James’s Palace chose App Engine to host the Royal Wedding site. We had so much fun collaborating with 17 of the world’s most renowned museums for the Google Art Project and with other Googlers building iGoogle gadgets and Doodles on App Engine. We’ve added more than 1 million registered applications and have more than 150,000 active developers on the App Engine platform generating more than 5 billion page hits per day.

Back in our first blog post in 2008, we asked you to “start your engines” and what a ride we’ve taken. Thank you for making 2011 our best year yet and here’s to making 2012 even better!

Posted by Peter Magnusson, Engineering Director


Mihai said...
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Mihai said...

What about SSL?

Peter S Magnusson said...

Mihai yes we launched the SSL into trusted tester (http://googleappengine.blogspot.com/2011/10/app-engine-ssl-for-custom-domains-in.html) but it's not fully launched.

Mihai said...

I tried to apply for that dozen of times but I didn't receive any response / confirmation. I'm wondering if the form even works. When can we get at least an experimental release as we had for python 2.7?

gizmo said...

Me too! :(

Randy said...

Also waiting on SSL for custom domains. Will it be available this quarter? Yes, no, maybe?

Thanks for app engine!