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18 August 2010, 13:14

Google's App Engine now multi-tenant capable

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Google App Engine Logo Version 1.3.6 of Google's App Engine allows developers running Java or Python programs on Google's servers to make them multi-tenancy. The Namespace API, which provides this functionality, allows individual namespaces to be set for each user, allowing different users to use the same application without gaining access to each other's data.

The update also features a high performance system for installing and displaying images. The system is based on the infrastructure Google uses for its Picasa photo service. It stores a copy of the original image and generates a URL for the image which can be used to automatically adjust the image size. Apparently, many users have yearned for the ability to define custom error pages instead of using Google's automatically generated pages and the App Engine development team has now met this pent-up demand in the new version.

Further details about the release can be found in the release notes. Version 1.3.6 of the Google App Engine SDK is available to download from Google Code.

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