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Building Applications in the Cloud: Concepts, Patterns, and Projects by Christopher M. Moyer

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9. A Weblog Using Marajo

By now, you should have a firm grasp on all the intricacies of developing a three-tier web blog application the hard way, but what if you want to build anything more complex? Is it feasible to spend hours and thousands of lines of code just to create a simple weblog? What if you want to show/hide things on a page based on whether the user is logged in?

Fear not, cloud developer, you are not alone. When first diving into cloud computing, I struggled with these same exact problems. I searched all over the Internet for a feasible solution to my problems using existing software to no avail. Django seemed to be the closest match, but it didn’t support using SimpleDB as a storage engine. I looked at making my own backend for ...

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