On April 21, 2013, I conducted a hands-on workshop on Google App Engine as part of the GDG Ahmedabad chapter. The event was attended by around 70 people and we went through Google App Engine (Java) right from Hello World to coverage of various services like Datastore, XMPP, Email, Cron and also an overview of the Administrative Console.
The session was well received and I want to thank GDG Ahmedabad for inviting me over to conduct the session.
We have made the entire material available on Github for a wider audience. I encourage you to use the material if you want to learn about Google App Engine. Feel free to use the material in your local user group too if you want to. The more knowledge we spread, the more we will learn.
The material is hosted at : https://github.com/rominirani/GDG-Ahmedabad-April-2013-AppEngine-Workshop
The material consists of:
- Presentation Slides
- Hands-on Exercises : These are documents that you can follow to build out an example.
- Source Code : All project source code is provided. You can directly import it into your Eclipse workspace.
Keep in mind, that we used the following setup at the workshop:
- Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.7
- Google App Engine Java SDK 22.214.171.124
- Eclipe Juno with Google Eclipse Plugin
See the Application in Action
The application that we built out and which you can do too if you follow the hands-on material is hosted at http://exam-results.appspot.com. The application is an Exam Results Portal that allows an user to retrieve the exam results via the following mechanisms:
- Web Portal : Simply visit http://exam-results.appspot.com and use the following seat numbers as sample data: 226510 or 226511 or 226512 or 226513
- Google Talk Client : Add the Bot email@example.com as a friend in Google Talk. Then just type help and the bot will give you back commands that it can understand. Try giving it help or about or just send it the seat number, it will give back the result.
- Email : Send out an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the seat number in the subject of the email. It will send out an email with the exam results.
Hope you find the material useful. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to write back to
r o m i n . i r a n i @ m i n d s t o r m s o f t w a r e . c o m
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