SDK 1.1.5 released - App Engine development speeding up?

App Engine sdk Releases

Google updated the App Engine SDK to version 1.1.5 today (release notes).

Among the new features, the one that really caught my eye was: "Sped up the datastore stub."

I didn't notice a speed up in the initial start-up time of the dev server with a large datastore, but it does seem that my app is more responsive. I need to test further and get some real data though.

One thing I've noticed is that the mean time between SDK releases has been decreasing quite considerably as of late. I hope that means that development on App Engine is speeding up and that we'll start seeing new feature implementations on the deployment environment also.