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Cloud Sherpas Releases World’s First Open Source Python Framework — Dubbed “Ferris” — for Rapid App Development on Google App Engine

Ferris cuts development time by 80% on average, reducing costs and speeding time-to-market for web and mobile applications built on the Google App Engine platform Atlanta, Georgia – February 28, 2013 – Cloud Sherpas has launched the world’s first open source Python framework for custom development on Google App Engine, empowering millions of developers worldwide and dramatically reducing the time and cost associated with building cloud and mobile applications on the Google Cloud Platform.  The framework, dubbed “Ferris” in a nod to the short-cutting main character from the popular 1986 movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, was conceived by Cloud Sherpas’ engineers last year and has been used extensively by the firm to reduce application development time by 80% on average for its Google Apps clients. Google Apps is the fastest-growing cloud messaging and collaboration platform with over 50 million users and five million business customers.  Google App Engine is used by these companies to build highly scalable applications that extend the value of the Google platform.  It is estimated that over one million applications have been developed in the five years since Google launched App Engine.  Cloud Sherpas itself has created hundreds of applications using Google App Engine for clients ...

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Cloud Sherpas [www.cloudsherpas.com] is a leading Google Apps Reseller, systems integrator and application developer. Our Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialists have migrated tens of thousands of users from legacy, on-premise messaging systems to Google Apps and Google App Engine. We help organizations adopt cloud computing to innovate and dramatically reduce their IT expenses. SherpaTools for Google Apps [www.sherpatools.com] is a free app from Cloud Sherpas that enhances the functionality and ease-of-use of Google Apps for both administrators and end-users.

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