512damon 512damon - 1 month ago 8
Java Question

Does Google App Engine support Java 8?

Trying to get started with Google App Engine - does it work with Java 8?

I've followed the instructions on this page:
https://console.developers.google.com/start/appengine

Selecting 'Java', I successfully completed the Maven build, but when I visit localhost:8080 nothing is running.

The instructions say "make sure you have Java 7 JDK installed" however I have just installed Java 8 JDK.

Do I need to separately install Apache?

Answer

Short answer, no. They will integrate it over time, but for now if you use it, it will cause you a lot of errors. I would recommend against it

Also take note of user7610's answer below :). It is as of now the only way to have Java 8 on the Cloud Platform