Google Launches New Java Development Tools

By Sharon Linsenbach  |  Posted 2009-04-13 Print this article Print

Google's latest set of Google Apps Development Tools aims to help ISVs and solution providers reduce complexities and costs for end users. Security is also enhanced by the new toolset.

If you attended President Obama's March 26 online Town Hall meeting, you were likely more interested in how the president would answer questions about the economy, health care and higher education costs.

But what you might not have noticed was that the White House was using an application called Google Moderator, hosted on the application giant's GoogleApp Engine platform, to screen and choose which questions the president would take, based on user input and feedback.

"We were able to handle 3 million users and hundreds of thousands of questions without investing in any build out of infrastructure," says Rajen Sheth, senior product manager of Google Apps.

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Sharon Linsenbach Sharon Linsenbach is a staff writer for eWEEK and eWEEK Channel Insider. Prior to joining Ziff Davis, Sharon was Assistant Managing Editor for CRN, a weekly magazine for PC and technology resellers. Before joining CRN, Sharon was an Acquisitions Editor for The Coriolis Group and later, Editorial Director with Paraglyph Press, both in Scottsdale, AZ. She holds a BA in English from Drew University and lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her significant other and two neurotic cats. When she's not reading or writing about technology, Sharon enjoys yoga, knitting, traveling and live music. Sharon can be reached at

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