Building Scalable PHP Applications Using Google’s App Engine

Moderated by:
Stuart Langley (Google)
Amy Unruh (Google)
Location: F150
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Google App Engine allows you to build web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications. In this session we’ll dive into the best practices for writing scalable PHP applications on the App Engine platform.

Topics we’ll cover include:

  • Differences between applications running on App Engine and a typical LAMP stack.
  • Using asynchronous calls for I/O requests.
  • Using App Engine services such as task queues, memcache, mail and servers.
  • Composing your application with Google Cloud Storage and Google Cloud SQL.
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Stuart Langley


Stuart is a software engineer on the App Engine team at Google, based in Sydney Australia. He is currently the technical lead on the PHP runtime for App Engine, focusing on security and scalability. Before joining Google Stuart worked at Microsoft on the AppFabric team, most recently on the service bus queueing system.

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Amy Unruh


Amy Unruh is a developer programs engineer for the Google Cloud Platform, where she focuses on machine learning and data analytics, as well as other Cloud Platform technologies. Amy has an academic background in CS/AI, and she’s worked at several startups as well as industrial R&D and published a book on App Engine.

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Stuart Langley
08/01/2013 9:41am PDT

Sure – the slides are at

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Michael Shadle
07/31/2013 7:43pm PDT

would you be able to share the slides


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