How To Build a Blog Using Google App Engine

Hello there! I have been busy creating videos for both Google Maps APIs and most recently building a blog from scratch using Google App Engine – which is free and awesome. I am going to shorten the length of this post that way, I save you some time to watch some of the videos which are also available on YouTube.

How to build a blog using Google App Engine – Setup

This video shows you how to set up the environment on your computer and includes downloading and installing both Python27 and Google App Engine: Ejoy!

How to build a blog using Google App Engine – Part 1

This video shows you how to create a project/application using the Google App Engine launcher. Enjoy also.

How to build a blog using Google App Engine – Part 2

Here, I show you how to add imports/modules into the file and add some folders to our project and finally edit our app.yaml file.

How to build a blog using Google App Engine – Part 3

This video demonstrates how to add new handlers to our blog application : like about and contact pages for a start.

How to build a blog  using Google App Engine – Part 4

This video helps you learn how to get form data from html pages and then display them on the browser. I highlight the need to give certain input types names which we then use as references in the python code.

Thank  you for watching and I hope you found this helpful. Note however that this is just the beginning – there are more videos in the making and if you like learning new stuff, please join me in this journey. If you have any questions, please ask them below in the comments section and I will be more than glad to answer! Please click the share buttons below – thanks!

Written By Elisha Chirchir

Elisha Chirchir is a software developer. He is also the founder of Simple Developer and co-founder of Instinctive Software Solutions. On any given day, he works on both Android and Web Development. During his 'free time', he offers training to those interested in learning how to code in php, java, python, javaScript etc. You can easily find him on StackOverflow Android chatroom or on Twitter @Eenvincible

6 Comments on “How To Build a Blog Using Google App Engine

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  2. Burak Cetinkaya Reply

    May 22, 2014 at 8:02

    Hey so much thanks for your effort on these videos 🙂
    But I cannot see the css, js and img files. My project doesn’t work. I need to have them, right?
    Thanks in advance

    • Elisha Chirchir Reply

      May 22, 2014 at 11:55

      The css is pretty simple; I don’t think I used any javaScript files; and you do not need any of them for your application to work.

  3. eduardo Reply

    September 25, 2014 at 5:17

    Hi Mr 🙂
    I want to receive email from my clients in my custom page ( its also hosted in GAE) but im no able to find any information about that… I want a contact form

  4. priya Reply

    January 9, 2017 at 12:54

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