Category Archives: cloud

Adding more users to your EC2 instance with IAM

Amazon makes it easy to try out AWS with a free micro instance. As you start using it more, one of the first things you might want to do is let others have access to your instance. Using the IAM … Continue reading

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Book review: Programming Amazon EC2

Amazon Web Services is a vast ecosystem and Programming Amazon EC2 by Jurg van Vliet and Flavia Paganelli strikes a nice balance between explaining general concepts and providing practical coding examples. It’s a great way to get started with EC2. … Continue reading

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Introduction to Amazon’s SimpleDB

Amazon’s SimpleDB is a NoSql datastore with a whole lot of no: no sql, no datatypes (except utf-8 strings), no transactions, no joins, no indexes, no schema, no administration, and no cost for minimal usage. But when you google it, … Continue reading

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Getting started with a free Amazon EC2 instance

One of Google App Engine’s main selling points has always been the cost- free until you start using a lot of resources. The free, however, comes with the app engine platform that has significant restrictions. Fortunately, Amazon just came out … Continue reading

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