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Google App Engine project bootstrap

Project description

Google App Engine is excellent technology but there is a gap.

If you are missing

  • use of pip with Google App Engine,
  • cooperation of appengine and virtualenv,
  • possibility to add any module to your python path,

then this barebone could be at least an inspiration for you.

How to use (fill) the gap?

Short version

create virtualenv

> pip install gap
> gap start-project <applicationid>
> cd <applicationid>
> appcfg update src

Long version

  1. Install Google Appengine SDK
  2. Create a virtualenv for you project
  3. if necessary easy_install pip
  4. run pip install gap
  5. Go to directory where you want to create your GAE project.
  6. run gap start-project <projectname> # <projectname> will be used as applicationId
  7. Add your dependencies to requirements.gip (format is the same as pip requirements file) and run bin/gip install -r requirements.gip
  8. or install any packages using bin/gip same way as you are used to do it with pip.
  9. To create a new module in your application run gap start-app <module_name>
  10. Keep your code inside src/app (see wiki::Pip support <> for details).
  11. Libraries installed using gip are accessible in dev_server as well as on GAE servers.

See Gap wiki page for more informations.

Any ideas, thoughts, fixes (specially corrections of my English :) are welcome!


Of course … This code is published in hope that someone will find it useful but it is provided as-is and I can take no responsibility for improper as well as proper use.


Version 0.4.3, 0.4.5

  • fixed missing README.rst in (sorry)
  • changes added to package description

Version 0.4

  • tests in project template (application tests)
  • bin/ipython in project runs ipython (if installed) with gae testbed stubs
  • new apps have model template file now
  • better template loaders to allow install 3rd party modules
  • default 404 page now shows list of routes
  • gap tests can be run from test
  • settings can have defaults in (refer to project’s

Version 0.3

  • added some tests
  • added baseTest classes (many thanks to Lukas Lukovsky)
  • added gap.conf.settings (highly cached db stored settings)
  • minor fixes in

Version 0.2

Major rewrite to enable installation using pip and project creation a-la django.

  • first version of

Version 0.1

Never released

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