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Chapter 16: What services to cover?

I've been captivated by the potential of Amazon S3 (Amazon's "Simple Storage Service"), which is described in the following way:

    Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites.

With S3 (combined with Amazon EC2 — the elastic computing cluster), I keep thinking that I have the raw ingredients for a relatively inexpensive supercomputer. Now what to do with that computing power — that's the subject of another post.

At a basic level, Chapter 16 is meant to be a tutorial of Amazon S3 and rival/parallel/comparable services. What are other services that I'd like to cover (if I manage to have enough time to write up)? On the list of possible services to cover are:

First place to start: learn to program Amazon S3. One thing I'm reading is Amazon Web Services Developer Connection : Monster Muck Mashup – Mass Video Conversion Using AWS, which touches on not only S3 but also Amazon EC2 and the Simple Queue Service.

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