google app engine != XML

2008-04-10 @ 13:08#

this post by Eric Larson reflects my sentiments exactly. i like the idea of google opening up their server farm via their Google App Engine. i'm bummed that i missed the initial land rush and that i now have to wait for my account, but hey...

the real issue is the lack of document-centric thinking here. XML and XSL transformations are key tools for creating real Web applications (ones that property support media-type decoupling). and *not* having a solid XML library built in will slow my adoption of this cool service.