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Archive for the ‘EC2’ Category

Load balancers are great, but they become even more powerful when servers have the ability to self-register when they come online, and deregister when they go offline. This is especially true with services such as EC2, when the size of the server group might grow or shrink in response to need. This is a tutorial […]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 14:39 1 comment

I stumbled upon this post by Allen of Dobeweb.com, where he gives detailed instructions for setting up an EC2 image complete with BlazeDS.  He gets down into the nitty-gritty of running EC2 from the command line (which I haven’t done in a long time… I use the Elasticfox plugin for keypair and instance management) and […]

Monday, August 11th, 2008 at 19:57 0 comments

I don’t know if they’re just a more established tech book publishing company, but I usually have a good experience with O’Reilly books.  Programming Amazon Web Services, subtitled S3, EC2, SQS, FPS, and SimpleDB, by James Murty, was great.  5 stars. I enjoyed this book mainly because I love using Amazon’s web services for recreation and […]

Friday, May 16th, 2008 at 10:18 0 comments

I may be doing an internship this summer, at which I will begin developing back-end support for my Flex applicatiopns using Cold Fusion.  I may be posting on that in the future, depending on how it goes.  I just wanted to document two resources I will be using along this process. The first is The Smith […]

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 at 20:19 0 comments

The only SOAP requests I’ve ever made were made on the .NET platform. They’re not that much of a beast on .NET, but it wasn’t exactly a cake walk either. So I had been bracing myself for the worst trying to implement it in PHP. I should explain that my lab 5 client connects to […]

Saturday, December 1st, 2007 at 14:05 1 comment

To get the queue length, as well as the visibility timeout, you make a request using the GetQueueAttributes action. The PHP library I’m using to make my calls to SQS doesn’t support this call (must have been written before the 2007-05-01 release of SQS) so my options are to find a new library, or to […]

Saturday, November 10th, 2007 at 15:20 0 comments