AppEngine — only useful for toys

Noted on Twitter:

simonw: So apparently http://www.news.com.au/ used json-time for their Beijing countdown widget and blew my App Engine quota! They’ve stopped now.

uh, great. That’s useful.

Google — how are we supposed to host useful services with those limits?

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3 Comments

  1. Matt Sergeant
    Posted August 9, 2008 at 08:02 | Permalink

    Google — how are we supposed to host useful services with those limits?

    Aren’t you supposed to pay for it beyond a certain limit? How is google supposed to host all that CPU time for free?

  2. Posted August 9, 2008 at 17:14 | Permalink

    I’d say ‘he could always host it himself’ except, well, he can’t. But that is his own damn fault for choosing to be locked into a specific, proprietary platform with known limits.

  3. Posted August 9, 2008 at 21:38 | Permalink

    I think you’re eventually going to be able to pay for it, supposedly.

    In the meantime, I guess nobody should be using GAE for anything that anyone else might want to use — maybe jsontime needs some prominent “DO NOT USE THIS, DEMO TOY ONLY” warnings…