IN THIS CHAPTER
Understanding how you can communicate with AWS
Using REST to communicate
Communication is an essential part of application development. In fact, it has been an essential part of application development from the earliest days of computers. The use of client/server technology began in 1964 with OS/360 in which a remote job entry represented a request and the response was the output from the job. Today, communication takes place in all sorts of ways, and you need to know how to communicate with AWS to achieve results that your application can use to perform useful work. This chapter begins by looking at the major communication standards as they apply to AWS. You could easily fill a book or two with computer communication strategies in other environments.