The Complete Guide to Building Cloud Computing Solutions with Amazon SimpleDB
Using SimpleDB, any organization can leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s powerful cloud-based computing platform–and dramatically reduce the cost and resources associated with application infrastructure. Now, for the first time, there’s a complete developer’s guide to building production solutions with Amazon SimpleDB.
Pioneering SimpleDB developer Mocky Habeeb brings together all the hard-to-find information you need to succeed. Mocky tours the SimpleDB platform and APIs, explains their essential characteristics and tradeoffs, and helps you determine whether your applications are appropriate for SimpleDB. Next, he walks you through all aspects of writing, deploying, querying, optimizing, and securing Amazon SimpleDB applications–from the basics through advanced techniques.
Throughout, Mocky draws on his unsurpassed experience supporting developers on SimpleDB’s official Web forums. He offers practical tips and answers that can’t be found anywhere else, and presents extensive working sample code–from snippets to complete applications.
With A Developer’s Guide to Amazon SimpleDB you will be able to
Evaluate whether a project is suited for Amazon SimpleDB
Write SimpleDB applications that take full advantage of SimpleDB’s availability, scalability, and flexibility
Effectively manage the entire SimpleDB application lifecycle
Deploy cloud computing applications faster and more easily
Work with SELECT and bulk data operations
Fine tune queries to optimize performance
Integrate SimpleDB security into existing organizational security plans
Write and enhance runtime SimpleDB clients
Build complete applications using AJAX and SimpleDB
Understand low-level issues involved in writing clients and frameworks
Solve common SimpleDB usage problems and avoid hidden pitfalls
This book will be an indispensable resource for every IT professional evaluating or using SimpleDB to build cloud-computing applications, clients, or frameworks.