Google updated its App Engine in August, but it's already pushing out another release, version 1.8.4. It includes a number of features aimed at improving cloud development capabilities.
"To make it even easier for developers to build and test their applications at scale, we're better aligning the development environment with the App Engine production environment," blogged Google's Jessie Jiang. "We're updating the development application server to perform more like the High Replication Datastore, so now it defaults to using an eventually consistent storage model."
Google App Engine 1.8.4 also adds better support for Dynamic Web Projects in Eclipse, improved load balancing, faster snapshots that require less storage space, and a number of bug fixes.