Turbo Google App Engine: Async HTTP

This may not be appropriate for some services that are hosted at Google App Engine, but if you find yourself doing a lot of external web calls, then there is an opportunity to cut your cpu cycles. One of my main services is a news aggregation app which deals with around 400 feeds. This is implemented in a backend, so getting this component correct pays big dividends in terms of quota usage.
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Turbo Google App Engine: Logs Are Your Friend

One of the great joys of working with Google App Engine is that it has been clearly thought out by people who really care about developing apps. That means not only providing the right features but also the right tools. When you jump into google appengine admin you are presented with information that is critical to developing a successful app. One of the most useful tools is the app logs. Logs are your friend.
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