Google has released their App Engine. Winer’s really excited. McConnell thinks it will scare competitors like Amazon S3 into reconsidering their models, especially for the independent developers market. With access to the Google cloud, this will be a very good thing. In fact, it could have come in handy this week as I’ve been banging my head looking for a file sharing/collab suite ala box.net but with some usability tweaks. I’ll probably end up licensing webasyst.net’s “Files” SaaS to fit most of my client’s needs with some minor PHP scripting to fill the gaps. No API?! Argh, come on fellas!

Alas, I know no python.

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