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Getting started with dev_appserver.py on a Mac

Thursday, April 10, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named appengine_lowres.jpgI want to work my way through the AppEngine tutorial on google.com. I've got a sub-folder set up in my Documents folder that contains the Helloworld app, per the instructions. But I get an error from dev_appserver.py that indicates (I think) that it's not finding the folder. I've tried every variation of changing directories and specifying paths, and keep getting the same error. Permalink to this paragraph

Update #1: Kevin Marks figured out the problem. Textedit was adding an invisible .txt extension on the file. I wrote a script to remove the extension and got past that problem. Now I'm getting a syntax error on the Python file. Permalink to this paragraph

Update #2: It's Unix, the line-end char has to be \n.  Permalink to this paragraph

Update #3: http://dwtestbed.appspot.com/ ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

Update #4: Screen shot of the app dashboard. Permalink to this paragraph


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