Course Builder runs on the Google App Engine which requires to be installed on your local computer for ‘development’ purposes. Google App Engine in turns runs on Python, Java or Go but the recommended route for Windows users is to install Python.
The install of Python is very simple but on Windows 7 in particular, an error is often encountered where Python isn’t found when entering python in a command window i.e. you see something like:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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‘python’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Getting Python to work on Windows
Here then is how to get Window to recognize Python
- Download Python
- Run the installer by double-clicking the downloaded file (accept the defaults whilst installing)
- Click the Windows Start button, type Advanced System Settings and click on View Advanced System Settings
- Click Environment Variables
- Click Path in the System variables section then click Edit
- Enter ;C:Python27 to the end of the Variable value line and click OKuntil out of the various screens
Python should now work just fine 🙂