Google has announced the availability of Python 3.7 in beta on the App Engine standard environment. Developers can now easily run their web apps using up-to-date versions of popular languages, frameworks, and libraries, with Python being one of them.
The Second Generation runtimes remove previous App Engine restrictions, giving developers the ability to write portable web apps and microservices. Now web apps can take full advantage of App Engine features such as auto-scaling, built-in security, and pay-per-use billing model.
Python 3.7 was introduced as one of the new Second Generation runtimes at Cloud Next. Python 3.7 runtime brings developers up-to-date with the language community’s progress. As a Second Generation runtime, it enables a faster path to continued runtime updates. It also supports arbitrary third-party libraries, including those that rely on C code and native extensions.
The new Python 3.7 runtime also supports the Google Cloud client libraries. Developers can integrate GCP services into their app, and run it on App Engine, Compute Engine or any other platform.
LumApps, a Paris-based provider of enterprise Intranet software, has chosen App Engine to optimize for scale and developer productivity.
Elie Mélois, CTO & Co-founder, LumApps says, “With the new Python 3.7 runtime on App Engine standard, we were able to deploy our apps very quickly, using libraries that we wanted such as scikit. App Engine helped us scale our platform from zero to over 2.5M users, from three developers to 40—all this with only one DevOps person! ”
Check out the documentation to start using Python 3.7 today on the App Engine standard environment.