Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cloud Computing : Getting a Google App Engine Account

Getting a Google App Engine Account


Now that you have a basic understanding of what is Google App Engine and where and how you can use it, lets get started with how to get setup with an account for Google App Engine.

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Its actually pretty simple. As with all Google Products if you have a Gmail ID you already have access to a Google App Engine. You can use your Gmail ID and password to access the the App Engine Account. Makes it really simple doesn't it. Many folks underestimate the impact of the universal access the Gmail ID provides to so many services and products. If you are like me you hate to register at every different service provider and site that is there. This easily is one reason you should try out App Engine. You already have access to it.

Step 1. Go the url for App Engine:

Step 2. If you already have a Google Account and are signed in. You will see something like the screen above with your userid already populated. All you need to do is to type in your password and login.

Step 3. Login to the dashboard.
After you login you should something like the screen below. You may not see any of the applications since you have non deployed yet.

That's it. You are all set to get started with building your first Google App Engine App.

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Kaushik Raghupathi is a senior IT Professional and Project Manager working out of India. Over the years he has worked on numerous IT projects with large sized teams. He is personally very fascinated around Learning methodologies in general and specifically around Community Based Learning. He is currently experimenting the concepts by working with students in this area.

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