If jumping directly into code like we do here is too overwhelming, and you wish to get more background and move more slowly, go to the Google Developers Academy where you can take the intro to cloud computing & App Engine class first then do that Python 101 class afterwards.Both the tutorial and Academy classes will get you about halfway through part 1 of this codelab.Notes This “preliminary” lab is all about getting things setup and working.
By the end of this short “lab,” you should be able to create a new project, run the development server on the auto-generated application “stub” and be able to visit the app at If you bring up the launcher and create a new application, it will create your files automatically and give you 1-click ability to start the server.
They will look like the following on Win32 and Mac OS X systems: Regarding application names, you can choose whatever you want for development, but be aware that you will need to rename it to deploy live. We suggest call it “helloworld” – keep it all lowercase; users have had problems when using Camel Casing their app names. It should look something like the below -- BTW, code generated by the Launcher will also feature a bunch of comments at the top with Google copyright notice -- they don't play a part in the codelab so we'll just leave them out.
The code you get from the Launcher or the Cloud Playground should look something like: Figure 3a. ” in plain text Option 2: Those using Cloud Playground do less work as there's already a server running.
Aug 2013 Objective/Description: This codelab will demonstrate how to build applications using the Python version of Google App Engine. After completing this codelab, you should be able to create (and deploy) applications on Google App Engine using Python.
Part 1 Focuses on the basics which is to build a simple guestbook application.
Incidentally, this application is based on the existing "Getting Started" online tutorial in the official docs, but it also extends upon it a bit as well as offers more detailed explanations.
Introduction This codelab is based on the online tutorial found at
That "Hello World" tutorial for Google App Engine involves the creation and deployment of a web-based "guest book" application.
If you follow the tutorial, you'll see "Run/Modify" buttons on the code samples -- clicking on those buttons will drop you into the Cloud Playground with that snippet of code for you to experiment with.
If desired, you can do that tutorial first before coming here.
This codelab takes that existing tutorial and expands on it by offering more of an in-depth explanation and step-by-step process.