Google App Engine

Google has just launched a preview release of the Google App Engine. Developers can now create web applications and run them on Google’s infrastructure. This gives developers access to a lot of the same tools that Google uses to build its own web applications including GFS and Bigtable. Unfortunately, it’s only available for Python and the Django web application framework at the moment but “other programming languages and runtime environment configurations are being considered for future releases.” I’m hoping Google is considering support for PHP and Zend Framework in the Google App Engine.