Google Updates Java Support for App Engine

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-05-14 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Google updates its Java support for Google App Engine, delivering a new software development kit with fixes and improvements.

Google has updated its Java support for Google App Engine, delivering a new software development kit with fixes and improvements.

Version 1.2.1 of the App Engine SDK for Java is now available. Jason Cooper, a member of Google's App Engine Team, said this is the first update to Google's new Java language support and includes a number of bug fixes and feature additions including:

??Ç         Support for unindexed datastore properties of arbitrary types

??Ç         Embedded UTF-8 characters in JSP (JavaServer Pages) now render correctly

??Ç         Increase in response size limit from 1MB to 10MB

??Ç         Support for Thread.setContextLoader()

"There are a host of updates for the JDO/JPA [Java Data Objects/Java Persistence API] layer as well," Cooper said.

Google announced support for Java on its App Engine cloud platform in April. When Google initially launched App Engine in April of 2008, the company only provided support for Python development on the cloud solution.

 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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