One of the major announcements during Google I/O 2013 was the introduction of PHP runtime on Google App Engine. This announcement might have got un-noticed as it could not get a place in three and a half hour long keynote.
There was an in-depth session on “Introduction to the PHP runtime on Google App Engine”. Here is the recording of the session.
Go through the Getting Started Guide and detailed documentation to learn how to build PHP applications on App Engine.
Google released the PHP runtime on Google App Engine in limited preview. You can register your App Engine app for limited preview here - https://gaeforphp.appspot.com/. Your app needs to be whitelisted before you can start publishing. Meanwhile you can download the SDK and start developing.
I have been a heavy Google Reader user since 2008. I was not happy with the news that Google Reader is going to be discontinued from July 1, 2013. I started trying a lot of other feed readers/news aggregators – Flipboard, Google Currents, Feedly, and some Chrome Extensions. After trying all of them I stuck to Feedly. Feedly is the one which resembles the most to Google Reader in terms of functionalities. After using it for 3-4 days now, I sometimes feel that it is an enhanced version of Google Reader.
Here are some steps which will help you transition from Google Reader to Feedly easily:
- Install Feedly chrome app or mobile app (Android, iOS).
- Signup on Feedly with your Google Account. This will import all your Google Reader subscriptions automatically to Feedly.
- If you are a keyboard junkie, keyboard shortcuts in the Feedly web app are almost the same as in Google Reader web app. This makes you feel home. (Shift + / or ? for checking out keyboard shortcuts in both)
- Similar to “Starred” in Google Reader, Feedly has the concept of “Saved for later”. When you import from Google Reader, Feedly also automatically imports “Starred” items to “Saved for later” items.
- You can discover new contents of your interests as in Google Reader.