Alas, Feedparser tries to use a few modules that the enterprising folks at Google restricted. I haven't done any research yet, but I wonder if it is in the arena of fetching data from URLs, since app engine has its own library. I'll poke at it tomorrow.
In any case, I was very pleased with Google App Engine. Lets go over why:
- Database is not a RDBMS. Some people might scream at this issue, but the benefits we get are wonderful. Expando seems really fun to use.
- Built-in ORM. Sure, its not SQLAlchemy or the Django system, but its not that far different in approach and implementation.
- Django Templates! If I'm not doing TAL and I'm doing XHTML/XML, then my choice is Django. Templates.
- Cleanly documented. Clear and simple sentences with good examples that are working code, not doc or CLI tests.
- Easy and intuitive. This part is critical. The framework is not in the way.