Google App Engine SDK 1.1.6 released, brings sortable datastore keys

App Engine in Flight

Google today released Google App Engine SDK 1.1.6 (announcement, download) which, among other things, brings with it datastore keys that you can sort and filter on.

What this means is that you can now do batch operations on data.

So it's time for me to go back to my Google App Engine backup solution, which broke after Google introduced artificial limits on query offsets, and update it to use sortable keys.

With 1.1.6, the SDK also makes inroads into emulating deployment environment quotas by implementing URLFetch call timeouts after 5 seconds.

Good work, guys! Here's hoping that the next thing you're working on is map/reduce and long-running processes.