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Setting up google app engine

I would like to start off by saying what is google app engine?
Google App Engine is a platform for building and hosting web applications on Google Web Servers
To know all about app engine click here
So now if you are interested in making an application without the hassels of setting up servers or bothering about security issues and just want to concentrate on your code then you can get started by downloading the sdk from here
App engine is platform independent and after downloading this you can get started by testing your application on a local web server(apache) and then hosting it up on Google servers .

On Windows:
First of all you will need a python interpreter installed v2.5 and above .So if you don’t have it installed download it from here.
After downloading the msi file just let it install.I am assuming that it is installed on d:\\Program Files\Google\google_appengine
Now open command prompt and cd to that directory.Once you are in that directory all you need to type in is python dev_appserver.py demos\guestbook\
Now you will a message and the demo application provided is open on your localhost on port 8080.Now open your browser and type in http://localhost:8080/
The application should be running.Now you are all set to make your own application.

On Linux:
Just download the zip file and extract to any directory suppose Desktop.Open terminal and
cd Desktop/google_appengine/
python dev_appserver.py demos/guestbook/
Now you will a message and the demo application provided is open on your localhost on port 8080.Now open your browser and type in http://localhost:8080/
The application should be running.Now you are all set to make your own application.

A developers guide is available here.