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Install a flat file blog in a subfolder in an existing Google App Engine website

 NOTICE:  This post is not very useful as a guide. It is documenting the failures I encountered trying to set up a flat file blog in a subfolder in GAE. Read for your pleasure, but don't try to follow it.

Google App Engine (GAE) allows you to set up a simple PHP website easily and for free with generous quotas - more than enough for a low traffic site. There are several guides on how toget oneworking. However, GAE works differently from traditional web hosting. Access is tightly controlled through app.yaml file; the static files and application files are separate from each other; and the application file system is not writable.

As WordPress requires a MySQL database (chargeable under Google Cloud SQL), I looked for a flat file blogging alternative.
Dropplets looks too simple and feature-poor. It doesn't have a comment system integration out-of-the-box, but Disqus can be added later. There is no rich text editor - plain text editing required in Markdown syntax. Google: 52,300 re…

Disable auto save in JetBrains IDE software (IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, PhpStorm)

JetBrains provides the following IDE software:
IntelliJ IDEAPhpStormPyCharmRubyMineWebStormAppCodeCLion Google also provides Android Studio which is powered by the IntelliJ platform.

If you come from a different IDE such as Eclipse, you will be unpleasantly surprised to find that JetBrains-branded IDEs automatically save everything the moment you look away. The proponents argue that as you work on your project, you should not have to worry about saving files. But to others, this auto-save behavior which is enabled by default is a curse that catches them by surprise, and a shocking departure from the workflow they are very much used to.

You can change the behavior by altering some settings.