Python and AWS Cookbook
Managing Your Cloud with Python and Boto
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 2011
Pages: 78

If you intend to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) for remote computing and storage, Python is an ideal programming language for developing applications and controlling your cloud-based infrastructure. This cookbook gets you started with more than two dozen recipes for using Python with AWS, based on the author’s boto library.

You’ll find detailed recipes for working with the S3 storage service as well as EC2, the service that lets you design and build cloud applications. Each recipe includes a code solution you can use immediately, along with a discussion of why and how the recipe works. You also get detailed advice for using boto with AWS and other cloud services.

This book’s recipes include methods to help you:

  • Launch instances on EC2, and keep track of them with tags
  • Associate an Elastic IP address with an instance
  • Restore a failed Elastic Block Store volume from a snapshot
  • Store and monitor your own custom metrics in CloudWatch
  • Create a bucket in S3 to contain your data objects
  • Reduce the cost of storing noncritical data
  • Prevent accidental deletion of data in S3
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Where the rest of the book?

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Comments about oreilly Python and AWS Cookbook:

While it "covered" the titled material, it leaves a lot to be desired. The examples are thin. Expected better examples, explanation of boto, AWS, and Eucalyptus ( like what , where and how to set it up)

Definably not for the beginner

 
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    Comments about oreilly Python and AWS Cookbook:

    This book Python and AWS Cookbook was an awesome deal... I was new to Python and wanted to get up and running on Amazon and this little cookbook was the ticket. I was just looking for something that would give me some sample code to make sure I was on the right track (used other languages, new to python) and not only did this book do that but as a bonus it explained how to set up my development environment... very cool. I love cookbooks because it is always great to see how others code. I would recommend this book to others.

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