Friday, February 6, 2009

A roadmap update!

The App Engine team has been plugging away and we're excited about some pretty big announcements in the near future. In the meantime, we decided to refresh our App Engine roadmap for the next six months with some of the great new APIs in our pipeline:

  • Support for running scheduled tasks
  • Task queues for performing background processing
  • Ability to receive and process incoming email
  • Support for sending and receiving XMPP (Jabber) messages

As always, keep in mind that development schedules are notoriously difficult to predict, and release dates may change as work progresses. We'll do our best to update this roadmap as our engineers continue development and keep you abreast of any changes!

You'll have the opportunity to discuss this roadmap (and all things App Engine) with us and your fellow developers during Google I/O, coming up in May. Check out the App Engine sessions we've already announced and don't forget to discuss in our Google Group!

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