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A Developer’s Guide to Amazon SimpleDB by Mocky Habeeb

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3. A Code-Snippet Tour of the SimpleDB API

The AWS website hosts a comprehensive set of documentation on SimpleDB. The set of documents includes an officially maintained guide for developers, which provides thorough coverage of every API call. The problem with all this great documentation is that it covers SimpleDB as a raw HTTP web service, whereas most users are never going to program to the low-level guts of the service. Most users are going to use a SimpleDB client for which there is no direct coverage in the official docs. This is not the fault of AWS; after all, SimpleDB is a web service, and that is exactly what they have documented. Moreover, even though AWS has released SimpleDB clients for Java, PHP, C#, and VB.NET, those clients have ...

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