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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’d just like to document some of the final thoughts I’ve had about these labs that we’ve done this semester. This is more for the benefit of those taking the class in the future, specifically those who are doing the Amazon EC2 labs. One thing I did, which has saved me who-knows-how-much time was using […]

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 at 20:26 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

I came away from our lab 4 design session with a couple wrong impressions regarding the schema, and got them clarified by Sam yesterday. Here’s a less ambiguous version of the message format we’re supposed to use (would have updated it on the lab page but I’m not on campus at the moment). <idea guid=””> […]

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 at 20:42 0 comments

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