This appendix contains a snapshot of the many different resources available for using Amazon Web Services or developing applications based on the services. We can only bring you a small sampling of the resources available, because there are a great many and the list is growing.
Consider this listing an appetizer, something to whet your appetite and leave you hungry for more. The online resources we mention below will give you a starting point for discovering the broad range of AWS tools, utilities, libraries, and turnkey solutions available out there on the Web. They will also point you to the AWS forums, where you can ask questions and find advice on the technical aspects of Amazon’s services.
Amazon has encouraged a community to grow around their web services offerings by providing a large number of resources online. This strategy has worked well; there is a thriving developer community active in the forums to answer questions and discuss techniques for developing applications based on Amazon Web Services (AWS). There is also an ever-growing collection of sample code, libraries, and tools available for a range of languages and platforms. The vast majority of these resources are free.
To realize the greatest benefit from AWS, we recommend that you become involved in the forum discussions and take full advantage of the advice and examples available in the following AWS pages:
The starting ...