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March 1, 2011

Programming Amazon EC2: Run Applications on Amazon's Infrastructure with EC2, S3, SQS, SimpleDB, and Other Services--New from O'Reilly

Programming Amazon EC2

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Sebastopol, CA—If you plan to use Amazon Web Services to run applications in the cloud, the end-to-end approach in Programming Amazon EC2 (O'Reilly Media, $34.99 USD) will save you needless trial and error. You'll find practical guidelines for designing and building applications with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and a host of supporting AWS tools, with a focus on critical issues such as load balancing, monitoring, and automation.

"The benefits of Amazon AWS (or other public IAAS clouds) are becoming more and more clear," says coauthor Jurg van Vliet (@truthtrap). "People are getting ready to try it out or move to it. With our book, people can get up to speed within a couple of hours and have their first app running before the day is over. Within a week they will understand how to change the application to make use of particular Amazon AWS services, and they'll know what is necessary to grow when their success arrives."

How do you move an existing application to AWS, or design your application so that it scales effectively? How much storage will you require? Programming Amazon EC2 not only helps you get started, it will also keep you going once you're successfully positioned in the cloud. This book is a must-read for application architects, developers, and administrators.

  • Determine your application's lifecycle and identify the AWS tools you need
  • Learn how to build and run your application as part of the development process
  • Migrate simple web applications to the cloud with EC2, Amazon Simple Storage Service, and CloudFront content delivery
  • Meet traffic demand with EC2's Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing
  • Decouple your application using Simple Queue Service, Simple Notification Service, and other tools
  • Use the right tools to minimize downtime, improve uptime, and manage your decoupled system

Advance Praise
"Jurg and Flavia have done a great job in this book building a practical guide on how to build real systems using AWS."
—Werner Vogels, VP & CTO at Amazon.com

For a review copy or more information please email gretchen@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Authors

Jurg van Vliet graduated from the University of Amsterdam in Computer Science. After his internship with Philips Research, he worked for many web startups and media companies. Passionate about technology, he wrote for many years about it and its effects on society. He became interested in the cloud and started using AWS in 2007. After merging his former company, 2Yellows, with a research firm, he decided to start 9Apps, an AWS boutique that is an AWS solution provider and silver partner of Eucalyptus, together with Flavia. Give Jurg a scalability challenge, and he will not sleep until he solves it—and he will love you for it.

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Flavia Paganelli has been developing software in different industries and languages for over 14 years, for companies like TomTom and Layar. She moved to The Netherlands with her cat after finishing an MSc in Computer Science at the University of Buenos Aires. A founder of 9Apps, Flavia loves to create easy-to-understand software that makes people's lives easier, like the Decaf EC2 smartphone app. When she is not building software, she is probably exercising her other passions, like acting or playing capoeira.

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Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/0636920013228

Programming Amazon EC2 Programming Amazon EC2
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
By Jurg van Vliet, Flavia Paganelli
Print ISBN: 9781449393687   Ebook ISBN: 9781449393694  
Pages: 184 (est.)
Print Price: $34.99   Ebook Price: $27.99  
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