Eddie Chan at Elastic Path Software got a guest blog spot on Google Code's blog as part of their "Who's at IO" and wrote about what Elastic Path is up to with regards to moving your apps out of colocation facility and writing them as Google App Engine applications. This is one sandbox sessions I'm looking forward to checking out while I'm at IO.
While I'm always interested in running apps "in the cloud" (and we seriously need a new term for that), I'm not sure if I want to get into Java programming just yet. I remember attending an introductory "This is Java, this is how it'll change the world" evening session with some coworkers from QNX back in late 1996, but I guess I've always enjoyed the rapid development cycle of scripted languages because I can make fast changes to code for testing without having to stop and compile anything.
I'm currently in the process of moving a client from a built-by-me e-commerce buying portal to OScommerce because I have too much on my plate already to rebuild his inventory/sales system from scratch. I was hoping to have had the time/energy to rewrite the catalog system in Python and move him to G.A.E., but his needs outpaced my available freelance development time.