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A toy App Engine app displaying the current rate of inflation in the UK
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README.md

ukinflation

A simple app developed as an excuse to use Google App Engine

How it works

A Cron job scrapes the Office for National Statistics for the current value for the Consumer Price Index and stores it in the Datastore

The front-end app uses the built-in webapp framework and displays this retrieved value, caching it via Memcache to reduce page load time

Simple

API

A basic JSON API is exposed at /rpi.json

2011 Steven Wilkin

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