Friday, September 30, 2011

Chapter 1. Programming on the web

(cross-posting to the systemic lab blog)
The following exercises are based the Using GAE book by Charles Severance. Please note that this is a personal project and answers here are not authoritative. It contains personal bias. Your discretion is advised. 

  1. Explain how your responsibility as a developer changes when your application is hosted in Google's cloud environment versus when you build and support your own dedicated hosting facility.
    Answer here.
  2. Briefly describe the HTTP request/response cycle. What does it mean when your browser retrieves 40 documents to display your page? What are those 40 documents?
    Answer here.
  3. What is the purpose of the "handlers" entry in the app.yaml field?
    Answer here.

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