Google tries to take the pain out of developing for App Engine

Google’s platform for building Web applications is getting a half-dozen or so updates today, bringing Google closer to its goal of taking the drudgery away from building applications and letting developers focus on their code.

Like Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) or Microsoft’s Windows Azure, Google App Engine is a publicly available cloud platform that can be used by customers to build and host applications without owning their own infrastructure. But even more so than its major rivals, Google is focused on abstracting away all the complexity of building Web apps.

The aim is to make developers’ lives easier in the long run, but some potential customers are scared off by an initial speed bump.

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