Wednesday, January 12, 2011

GAE/GWT Book: Google App Engine Java and GWT Application Development

Daniel Guermeur asked me to share some information on this new GAE/GWT book.

As you might know from my GWT blog post about hosting GWT apps you can deploy your app to a simple servlet container like Tomcat.  Recently Google App Engine started supporting GWT applications for deployment, so this gives you the ability to use Google's massive infrastructure to deploy your GWT application.  There are some things that you will need to do differently however when deploying to GAE vs a standard servlet container, and the book 
Google App Engine Java and GWT Application Development is there to help you though the process of building your GWT application and deploying it to Google App Engine.  Through the different chapters of the book you will follow the authors as they build and deploy their GWT app Connectr.

To get a feel for what to expect with this book you can download Chapter 9 - Robustness and Scalability: Transactions, Memcache,and Datastore Design - for free!

Along with the free chapter 9 content you also will find:
  • An overview of what the book covers
  • A listing of the chapters found in the book with information on what topics will be covered
  • A section introducing the two authors Daniel Guermeur and Amy Unru
You can also find a nice description of the book and its chapters here if you prefer not to download the PDF file of chapter 9.

The book is now available for order now from

Amazon Reviews for this book
Use the Connectr App found in the book.

If you already have this book you can also
download the code from Packt.  Enter in your email address and you will receive a link to download link for the Connectr App source as found in the book.  For those of you who are interested Connectr source code is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

The Authors blog can be found here
 where you will find code updates and errata when they become available.