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Zoho Claims To Crush Google’s Python Hug

Zoho says programmers don’t need code to run on Google cloud

Zoho says that web apps created using its Creator widgetry can be automatically turned into programs that will run on Google's Python-constricted App Engine.

App Engine, remember, only supports code written in Python and a particular species of Python at that.

Now Zoho is saying you don't need to know Python or write a line of code in the language to run on the Google cloud - data and all.

The upstart says it's layered Zoho Creator on top of Google App Engine and basically turned it into an integrated development environment (IDE) for App Engine.

It warns that the new widgetry isn't perfect yet - it's still a "bit geeky" and there are feature limitations - but it's supposedly useable.

It says it can do the same thing with other languages.

Zoho claims over 130,000 applications have been built with Creator.

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