Managed VMs and the Future of App Engine

I’ve been thinking about the transition of App Engine to Python 3 and have come to the conclusion that it will never happen — App Engine will eventually be deprecated in favour of Managed VMs. Let’s break this apart to see why this is. First, consider the effort required by Google to develop App Engine. The Python runtime environment was modified to enforce the sandbox of the App Engine environment. To provide a Python 3 environment for App Engine as we know it, the Python 3 runtime would need to be modified with the same restrictions. [Read More]