Tuesday, August 18, 2009

VendAsta's AsyncTools gets props on the Google App Engine Blog

"but the ability to execute multiple queries in parallel can substantially reduce the render time for a page where you need to execute multiple independent queries."

Query the App Engine datastore in parallel with asynctools

Written by a group of engineers at Vendasta, asynctools is a rather nifty toolkit that allows you to execute datastore queries in parallel in the Python runtime. The interface is slightly more involved than using standard queries, but the ability to execute multiple queries in parallel can substantially reduce the render time for a page where you need to execute multiple independent queries.

Jason Collins has written a detailed article about how and why they wrote asynctools, which can be found here.