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Managing Your Cloud with Python and Boto

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Mitch Garnaat is a software developer at Eucalyptus Systems where he is responsible for the development of tools to make it easier to create and manage cloud computing resources. Previously, as a Principal Engineer at Xerox PARC he was the co-inventor and lead developer of DocuShare, a web-based document management product from Xerox. He is the creator of boto, an open source Python library for cloud computing.


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Great topic; Lackluster Content 20 Feb. 2012
By Matthew McKee - Published on Amazon.com
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I was very excited to see an O'reilly book on leveraging Python in an AWS environment, however when I received the book, my excitement quickly faded. Unlike most "Cookbooks" from O'reilly, this was barley large enough to be called a book; it was so small in fact they didn't have room to print a title on the binding.

The topics discussed where relevant to AWS and there was a bit of python code included in the book, but I think the API reference material on the AWS site is a better source of ideas and documentation then this book. It almost feels as if the content of this books was to be an outline for the finished product, but no one ever bothered to flush it out.

All in, I am a HUGE fan of the "Cookbook" format and O'Reilly Media reference books in general, but I have to encourage people to pass on this one. The internet will prove to be a better reference then this when it comes to leveraging Python in AWS.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Only scratches the surface ... 22 Mar. 2013
By Abel Brown - Published on Amazon.com
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Let me say first that I own over 100 O'Reilly books. I love them and use them every day.

This cookbook literally clocks in at 64 pages(!?).

The recipes are too light weight and often crucial information is not discussed. For example, code listing 2-16 totally glosses over "alarm_actions" and "ok_actions". The alarm action is the most critical piece of the pie. Sending out an email as an alarm action is completely useless if you running hundreds of instances.

This book does not cover: Spot requests, programatic use of SNS, SQS, nor auto-scaling. How about an HTTP server for processing SNS, job server using SQS, getting bid history and current price for Spot instances?

Oh, there is no index !?!? What the what?

Seriously, boto.readthedocs.org is relatively more complete (and typically more useful) than this book.

I got to say, this was a premature release on O'Reilly's end.

p.s. Honey Badger on cover would have been great!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Too short and not worth printing 5 April 2014
By Mustafa Tasdemir - Published on Amazon.com
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The book does not cover many features of AWS API hence it just helps if you want to learn the Python API fundamentally.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Three chapters and sixty plus pages... 29 July 2013
By MacIOSAndroid - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This cookbook is a quick read, being only three chapters and sixty plus pages long. If you are starving for AWS contents, this cookbook is like a bikini donut for a very hungry person. The reviewers given 5 stars to this book must have found gold between the pages. The ebook version should be available free to Prime members. Did the author change his mind and left out chapter 4 through 10?
Four Stars 12 July 2014
By Ivan J Jasenovic - Published on Amazon.com
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Straight to the point, clear instructions on how to get things done.
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