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Service SDKs and Language Support: AWS and GAE

As I wrote previously, I found that the mismatch between the goals of large cloud services like Amazon Web Services and the languages they support slightly conflict with the notion of making highly concurrent and parallelised workflows.

Of course the obvious followup to that post (even embarrassingly obvious since I’ve been copiously mentioning Go so much recently) is to point out that Google’s App Engine is doing this right by supporting Go as a first-class language, even getting an SDK provided for several platforms.

I haven’t had a chance to use App Engine so far, but I’d like to in future. Unfortunately, Google’s suite of services is not nearly as rich as that provided in AWS right now but I’m sure they are working hard on achieving feature parity in order to pull more customers over from AWS.

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