Architecting Scalable Web Applications Using Google App Engine

by Janani Ravi

App Engine is the PaaS offering on the GCP and is ideal for developers seeking to build and deploy web applications while staying focused on writing code. In this course, you will learn about the App Engine's Standard and Flexible Environments.

What you'll learn

App Engine is the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) compute offering on the Google Cloud Platform and is one of the oldest offerings on the platform. Initially conceived as a way for cloud users to quickly deploy web applications, it now also has ways to run containers and use flexible runtimes. In this course, Architecting Scalable Web Applications Using Google App Engine, you will learn about the powerful features of App Engine, its two environments, as well as its integrations with other GCP services. First, you will discover how you can identify situations where App Engine is the most suitable computer option and about its fundamental building blocks. Next, you will explore the Standard App Engine environment. Finally, you will understand the App Engine Flexible environment and build and deploy an application to this environment. When you are finished with this course, you will be very comfortable choosing App Engine for your use case and will have the skills and knowledge to build and deploy apps on different types of App Engine environments.

About the author

Janani has a Masters degree from Stanford and worked for 7+ years at Google. She was one of the original engineers on Google Docs and holds 4 patents for its real-time collaborative editing framework. After spending years working in tech in the Bay Area, New York, and Singapore at companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Flipkart, Janani finally decided to combine her love for technology with her passion for teaching. She is now the co-founder of Loonycorn, a content studio focused on providin... more

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