JRuby on Google App Engine

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Google has just released an early look at Google App Engine for Java! Now JRuby developers can use the Rails or Merb frameworks to deploy applications to Google’s highly scalable infrastructure. In this talk, we will provide an overview of App Engine for Java, with attention to current features (and issues). We will also show a few demos, including deployment to the production environment, and provide some insight into (and best practices for) using the App Engine Datastore.

This presentation will include the following topics:

  • Performance issues and workarounds
  • Setup, configuration for Merb and Rails
  • Working with DataStore via DataMapper
  • Overview of appengine-apis gem (at code.google.com)
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John Woodell

Google, Inc.

John is a web developer at Google, working primarily on internal Rails applications. He is a Ruby enthusiast, and contributer to the appengine-apis project. John has recently been giving talks and hosting hack-a-thons for JRuby on App Engine. He has also hosted Google Tech Talks on Ruby topics such as Rubinius, Merb, and other ruby frameworks.

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Ryan Brown

Google, Inc.

Ryan is a core developer on the Google App Engine team, and is the
main contributor to the appengine-apis gem at code.google.com. He
has a passion for making development easier, so he instantly fell in
love when he discovered Ruby and Rails.

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John Woodell
08/14/2009 11:15am PDT

The Getting Started Guide is the best place to start: code.google.com/p/appengine... This the Rails Primer is also helpful: rails-primer.appspot.com

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John Woodell
06/10/2009 8:14am PDT

Sample code is available at code.google.com code.google.com/p/appengine.../demos

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Shirley Bailes
06/10/2009 7:45am PDT

hello @conrad… we’ve just posted the slides – see above

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Conrad Taylor
05/13/2009 12:07pm PDT

Where can one locate the slides and sample code from the session?

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Ninh Bui
05/11/2009 12:20pm PDT

We unfortunately stumbled in 10 minutes late (that’s what you get for partying with geoffrey grosenbach and evan phoenix), but what we saw of the talk was definitely interesting to say the least: if anything, we’d like to applaud you guys for the live in-depth code-demo showcasing various Ruby webframeworks apps deployed on app engine.

The cabooseconf hacksession was also a very nice touch, where I peeked over the shoulder of Woodie who was giving everyone a one-on-one demo on java-on-app-engine-deployment to the people who were interested there. Needless to say, the free pizza and beer were obvious wins too. ;-)

Looking forward seeing you guys again soon!

Christopher Galtenberg
05/06/2009 9:44am PDT

Thanks for the presentation, guys. Your work is extremely valuable to us. Take it to the place it deserves to be!

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