Only two weeks after the release of 1.2.0, Google has released version 1.2.1 of its Google App Engine SDK. This new release includes two great new features, the PyCrypto library and the DataStore Remote API.
PyCrypto now provides strong and fast encryption functionalities. With previous versions, strong encryption such as DES/3DES were not available in the framework. There was some pure Python implementations of DES but that was a lot slower and cost a lot of CPU time.
The other great addition in 1.2.1 is the DataStore Remote API. This new API allows you to write client side application that uses the distributed DataStore. Using this API you can run maintenance and diagnostic code on a remote machine. The bandwidth used is calculated in your in and out bandwidth quota.
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