Google Resolves App Engine Glitch; Unveils Pricing Plan For Web Site Optimizer

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Jim Manico, OWASP Global Board Member

June 20, 2008

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Those who advocate the benefits of cloud computing should take comfort in knowing the flaw that brought down Google's Web application hosting service on Tuesday has been fixed, the Mountain View, Calif.-based search company said.Google App Engine is a free service that targets developers with up to 500 MB of storage and 5 million monthly page views. The glitch involved returned errors to data-store requests from subscribers' hosted sites. "Specifically, we've instituted a set of controls to ensure 1) that datastore queries no longer trigger this particular bug and 2) that bugs like this in the future don't affect the stability of the system as a whole. All of our systems are currently operating smoothly," wrote a Google product manager named Pete.

Separately, Google has introduced three paid service plans for users who need help with Web Site Optimizer, an online tool that tests the effectiveness of a site's content in reaching visitors. The plans range in price from $250 to $1,200, and specify how many questions can be asked and over what time frame.InformationWeek

About the Author(s)

Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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