We think the Python 2.7 runtime for App Engine is a great step forward for our developers. First, it allows applications to take advantage of concurrent requests, allowing you to build more performant and efficient applications. If your application wasn't fully utilizing the CPU, chances are that you'll be able to use concurrent requests to reduce the total number of instances and serve more with less.
We've also added some of the most highly requested libraries: PIL, NumPy, and lxml are all part of the Python 2.7 runtime. These three libraries alone have been requested nearly 2,000 times. Check out our updated list of supported libraries and let us know what libraries you would like us to add (be sure to add the tag ‘[Python Library]’ to the summary).
Whether you’re looking to migrate an existing application or build a new application, the Python 2.7 runtime is ready to go.
If you have any questions or comments send them to the App Engine group. We'd love to hear from you.
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Posted by Chris Ramsdale, PM Python 2.7 Runtime for App Engine
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