The top four feature requests in Google App Engine’s issue tracker:
- please add java or groovy support
- PHP support is a must
- Please add ruby support
- Add Perl support
While it’s a matter of taste to prefer one language over another, these are real head-scratchers for me. I can’t understand why the folks who have starred these issues don’t simply learn Python and start creating internet-scale apps. What are they waiting for? What are they afraid of?
The problem with those feature requests is that to implement them would take development, documentation, and QA time away from improving the existing stuff.
I know that the GAE developers pay attention to “star power” in their issue tracker, but I hope that this class of requests will be dismissed with prejudice.