Building Rallyhat: Proof-of-concept Deployment

Well, that went relatively well. As a proof-of-concept for Google App Engine I decided to see what I could whip together today in between domestic duties, looking after the kids and praying that my wife gets better from her massive cold because I'm off to Vancouver tomorrow.

So, I pushed the database for Rallyhat up into the cloud and wrote a super-simple front end just to see if I could do it. You can take a quick peek at To get it to spit something out, you need 3 parameters:

  • home_team -- nickname for a baseball team (i.e. Yankees, Red Sox, Padres). Don't forget to urlencode the spaces with a +
  • begin_date -- date in YYYY-MM-DD format
  • end_date -- date in YYYY-MM-DD format

It's a small start, but a start nonetheless. Next step is to configure my app to use the dev version of Django, not the built in version.