As you can probably tell from a bunch of posts here, I’m a huge fan of cloud computing and distributed services. We use Amazon’s suite of services and I’ll be giving several talks this summer about them and our uses of them.

In my insatiable quest for knowledge, I’m excited for the following book to be published: Programming Amazon Web Services. The book will cover several of Amazon’s services: S3, EC2, SQS and FPS. Here’s a quick snippet from Amazon:

Building on the success of its storefront and fulfillment services, Amazon now allows businesses to “rent” computing power, data storage and bandwidth on its vast network platform. This book demonstrates how developers working with small- to mid-sized companies can take advantage of Amazon Web Services (AWS) such as the Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Queue Service (SQS), Flexible Payments Service (FPS), and SimpleDB to build web-scale business applications.

The book is released on March 28. I hope it’s in O’Reilly’s Safari service. Our institution subscribes to that.