Total credit of this post goes to our visitor Asela, who made a short yet nice comment in our post on Google Cloud SQL post Google Cloud SQL – Create Databases With App Engine Apps giving us the link to Google Cloud SQL Sample Projects.
We generally try to be updated on Cloud Computing and Virtualization and this comment was very helpful Asela. Thank you very much for it.
What is this Google Cloud SQL Sample Projects ?
Probably you are aware that, if you or your website has the access to some core developer applications, most of them are Open Source, might follow the GNU or Apache License model according to the code project, you can host one or more projects on Google Cloud Platform – it is quite helpful for the Open Source developers and users.
Google Cloud SQL Sample Projects is such one project, which has some sample apps for Google Cloud SQL, we posted before.
What Google Cloud SQL Sample Projects is offering
Basically Google Cloud SQL is quite new and the entry is restricted and selective. So, not all the developers got the chance to be in or got the time to develop many sample applications.
Still its really nice to see some Open Source Project under Apache License is already available there. Among the Sample Applications, there are First Google App Engine Hosted Google Cloud SQL App and Google App Engine Hosted Google Cloud SQL Application with Hibernate. The Wiki is not developed yet, but we can hope it will be written soon to help the new users and developers.
If you are not selected for Google Cloud SQL, you can use any paid Cloud Based solution who supports external server to be linked, Rackspace gives such support. We are not sure about the others. Traditional servers will not work with Google App engine for database support as a replacement or alternative option for Google Cloud SQL.
We personally like Google’s excellent open source projects, in fact we have involved our developers for some limited access projects under our website’s name. Probably due to abuse of App Engine, Google is now a bit selectively opening the new projects to hand pick the developers, Google Cloud SQL is such an limited access free service.