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High-Memory Instances General Availability in Google App Engine 1.7.5 Announced

Google App Engine 1.7.5 released today with High-Memory Instances and Mail Bounce Notifications to General Availability.

Google Cloud Messaging - Google App Engine

“With this release, you can now utilize F4 or B4 instances with 1GB memory, which is double the amount of memory available before. Mail Bounce Notifications notify apps when mail sent through App Engine fails to deliver, so you’ll always know whether your communications are going through,” Google wrote.

Additionally, Goole also introduces experimental support for the Java 7 runtime and Google Cloud Endpoints.

“Improvements in Java 7 include strings in switch statements, improved type inference for generic instance creation, and the ability to use InvokeDynamic(),” while “Cloud Endpoints makes it easy to expose your code as RESTful and RPC services that can be easily consumed by your own web and mobile applications,” explains Google.

Finally, Google Plugin for Eclipse also update today to make it possible for developers to build App Engine backends that communicate with client-side Android applications via Google Cloud Messaging for Android and Cloud Endpoints.

For a complete list of features in the Ap Engine 1.7.5 release, check out the release notes.

Update 02/15: Google just published a series of trianing videos App Engine to help you better understand the platform and delve into each major App Engine component’s operation and how a developer can best utilize them.

Google says these seven voice-over technical videos provide insight for both newbies as well as seasoned App Engine developers. And, those who are new to App Engine, are recommended to follow the videos in sequence.

Further, the company says that throughout the year, they intend to publish codelabs to complement the voice-over training videos, not only for App Engine, but for Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud SQL, Google BigQuery, and Google Compute Engine as well.

Watch the App Engine training videos.

Google App Engine training videos

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