Google has released a set of APIs to expand its App Engine developer platform.
The company said in a posting to the Google App Engine blog that the 1.4.3 release would add a number of new features to both the Java and Python development platforms. The tools allow developers to craft code for the Google application platforms.
For Python developers, the update will add the ability to use the Testbed Unit Test Framework. The framework allows developers to speed up the testing process by being able to test code without the use of the App Engine production services.
Google hopes that the update will add functionality for Python developers by introducing an API for prospective search. The company said this will allow developers to use functions such as user alerts and monitoring.
For the Java tools, the 1.4.3 update will allow developers to add support for concurrent requests within applications. The update will also add Java support for APIs which allow remote operations as well as the use of deferred library components.
The company also announced features to appear in the next App Engine 1.4.4 update. That version of the platform will allow users with Owner credentials on a project to download code posted by other developers.
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