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A Developer's Guide to Amazon SimpleDB (Developer's Library)

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Publisher Comments:

The Complete Guide to Building Cloud Computing Solutions with Amazon SimpleDB


Using SimpleDB, any organization can leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s powerful cloud-based computing platform–and dramatically reduce the cost and resources associated with application infrastructure. Now, for the first time, there’s a complete developer’s guide to building production solutions with Amazon SimpleDB.


Pioneering SimpleDB developer Mocky Habeeb brings together all the hard-to-find information you need to succeed. Mocky tours the SimpleDB platform and APIs, explains their essential characteristics and tradeoffs, and helps you determine whether your applications are appropriate for SimpleDB. Next, he walks you through all aspects of writing, deploying, querying, optimizing, and securing Amazon SimpleDB applications–from the basics through advanced techniques.


Throughout, Mocky draws on his unsurpassed experience supporting developers on SimpleDB’s official Web forums. He offers practical tips and answers that can’t be found anywhere else, and presents extensive working sample code–from snippets to complete applications.


With A Developer’s Guide to Amazon SimpleDB you will be able to

  • Evaluate whether a project is suited for Amazon SimpleDB
  • Write SimpleDB applications that take full advantage of SimpleDB’s availability, scalability, and flexibility
  • Effectively manage the entire SimpleDB application lifecycle
  • Deploy cloud computing applications faster and more easily
  • Work with SELECT and bulk data operations
  • Fine tune queries to optimize performance
  • Integrate SimpleDB security into existing organizational security plans
  • Write and enhance runtime SimpleDB clients
  • Build complete applications using AJAX and SimpleDB
  • Understand low-level issues involved in writing clients and frameworks
  • Solve common SimpleDB usage problems and avoid hidden pitfalls


This book will be an indispensable resource for every IT professional evaluating or using SimpleDB to build cloud-computing applications, clients, or frameworks.


Book News Annotation:

Intended for software developers, this guide introduces Amazon's SimpleDB web service that enables a business to store semi-structured data within Amazon's data centers and explains the nine basic SimpleDB API operations. The author discusses the Select query language, bulk data operations, account security, performance optimization strategies, and SimpleDB client design. Most of the examples are written in Java. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Mocky Habeeb is the most active, highly-rated user on the official SimpleDB web forums providing answers and guidance to developers who visit with questions and concerns. Currently Head of Web Architecture and Development for Infrawise Inc., he has developed numerous applications that use SimpleDB, and has been designing web frameworks for a dozen years. He has previously worked in various lead software development positions, as a Java instructor for Sun Microsystems, and (long ago) as a tank driver in the United States Marine Corps. He has more than twelve years of Java and web development experience.

Table of Contents

1. What is SimpleDB?

2. Getting Started with SimpleDB

3. A Code-Snippet Tour of the SimpleDB API

4. A Closer Look at Select

5. A Closer Look at Bulk Data Operations

6. Working Beyond the Boundaries

7. Planning for the Application Lifecycle

8. Security in SimpleDB Based Applications

9. Increasing Performance

10. Writing a Runtime SimpleDB Client: A Language Independent Guide

11. The Enhanced SimpleDB Client

12. Building a Personal Productivity Web Application

13. Building a Micro-Blogging Service

Product Details

Addison-Wesley Professional
Database Management - General
Habeeb, Mocky
Database design
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Developer's Library
Publication Date:
August 2010
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
8.96x7.14x.58 in. .99 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Database » Design
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Software Management

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