Java on Google App Engine

Aaaaand finally it’s here… As of yesterday, [tag]Java[/tag] became a language supported on [tag]Google App Engine[/tag].

This morning, it was a great relief and joy to see the famous “Issue #1: please add java or groovy support” marked as “Status: Fixed”. A lot of developers, just like me, had been waiting for this announcement and it came yesterday: Seriously this time, the new language on App Engine: Java. This had been the most popular request. And a lot of us had enough of the “+1” messages to the aforementioned issue, so I’m glad that they’ll just have to stop :). Another issue that was marked as Fixed was the Issue #102: Please add jvm support, not just Java.

Thankfully, Java support doesn’t come alone. Google understands that Java developers want to use their favorite IDEs and libraries while developing App Engine applications. That’s the reason why some satellite projects are being created, just like the Google Plugin for Eclipse.

As a result of this development, two new Google Groups, one for each language, have been created:

The main google-appengine forum will continue to exist to support generic discussions.

For more information on the Java support, you can check the official Google App Engine site. I hope I’m one of the first 10,000 developers who signed up for it…

– Yagiz –

  1. #1 by Yagiz Erkan on April 10, 2009 - 1:56 pm

    By the way I forgot to mention that I got my account the same day… 😉

  2. #2 by John on April 18, 2009 - 9:31 am

    Well done Yagiz.

    The bigger Google becomes the longer it will take to get stuff like this added.

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