Development Server

Working on the development server means you’re running the web application server packaged with the Google App Engine Python SDK on your local machine or some other development machine. That is, you’re not working on the application after deploying to Google App Engine. Normally, you wouldn’t use the development server unless you’re making customizations to Course Builder and want to see those changes before deploying to Google App Engine.

Start the development server by either using the Google App Engine Launcher or navigating to the directory above your installed Course Builder directory and typing: coursebuilder

See Python Development Server in the Google App Engine docs for more information.