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Perl and the Amazon cloud, Part 1

by marto (Chancellor)
on Apr 03, 2009 at 10:21 UTC ( #755226=CUFP: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

I just noticed part one of a five part series of articles over at IBM developerWorks introducing Amazon S3 and Simple DB services, and working with them using Perl:

"In Part 1 of a five-part series, Ted Zlatanov explains the benefits and drawbacks of Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) and SimpleDB offerings when it comes to building a Web site. This visual tour explains the S3 and SimpleDB architectures and how to use them through practical examples; in this case, you'll use a Perl library to build a simple photo-sharing site."

As usual with developerWorks articles, there is a feedback form on the page.

Update (14/04/2009). Part two of five.

Cheers,

Martin

Comment on Perl and the Amazon cloud, Part 1
Re: Perl and the Amazon cloud, Part 1
by zentara (Archbishop) on Apr 03, 2009 at 16:39 UTC
    The "clouds" seem dangerous to me. With all the hacking going on (I think someone just tried to hack me online lately, by some DNS switch), it seems that it would behoove companies to avoid "network via internet", until the hackers rest in peace. :-)

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.
    Old Perl Programmer Haiku

      "it seems that it would behoove companies to avoid "network via internet", until the hackers rest in peace. :-)"

      And when would that be......"When Hell freezes over I think!"

        When Hell freezes over I think!

        Or.....when people stop using the Microsoft virus engine. Whichever comes first. :-)


        I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.
        Old Perl Programmer Haiku

      So everyone should run their own datacenters, to make sure they can keep all the hackers out? That's a recipe for disaster. Running applications in the cloud is no more or less risky than running them on a colocated server, shared hosting, or any of the other places people currently run applications.


      www.jasonkohles.com
      We're not surrounded, we're in a target-rich environment!
        I will forward your opinion that Clouds are secure, to the military..... I doubt they would even consider using it anywhere that counts.

        Seriously, we may be entering a very rough period electronic-wise, and the only people who have a hope of keeping their systems viable, are self-contained with their own power backup.

        If your priority is to save a few bucks, to avoid the cost of private data centers, with the knowledge that the system could be crashed by hackers, massive solar flares, or EMP bombs, you may be held negligent......if not by a court of man, but by the Big Honcho of the Universe. :-)


        I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.
        Old Perl Programmer Haiku
      ... s/hacker/cracker/g, carry on ...

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