Google has released version 1.8.2 of its App Engine cloud development program. One of the most significant improvements in the release is an updated version of Google Plugin For Eclipse (GPE) that offers full support for Eclipse standard Web Tools Platform (WTP) and Java EAR files.
The release also includes for the first time the option to purchase Dedicated Memcache to speed app performance. In addition, it has a new feature called App Engine Modules that makes it easier to separate large applications into pieces that can communicate with each other. Other improvements include a Push-to-Deploy feature and updated PHP and Python runtimes.