FileSystem API was introduced in AppEngine last year. A great feature. I tried using it more than a couple of times and ended up with one problem or the other. Some of the notable issues include:
- What should be the filename during create and save? The name given during create was only name-part and cannot be used during read. Read must use fullpath.
- If you use fullpath, you cannot use it to delete the file.
After a bunch of experiments, I concluded that it is best to use
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I think this is a dream for almost every blogger… well, at least my and at least hundreds of thousands of others.
Most of the other results that you’ll find on search engines relating to WordPress and Google App Engine are about running WordPress on GAE/J by using Caucho Quercus – a bridge between PHP and Java. However, if running / simulating PHP on Java was that easy, PHP on GAE would not have been most starred issue.
And that made me think… how about creating, may be, yet another blog engine for GAE. And what better than taking clues from WordPress.
So, that gave birth of Minow, acronym for Minow Is Not WordPress. Yes, it’s a recursive acronym – see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recursive_acronym for what I mean.
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