Monday, October 31, 2011
Python and AWS Cookbook Available
I recently completed a short book for O'Reilly called "Python and AWS Cookbook". It's a collection of recipes for solving common problems in Amazon Web Services. The solutions are all in Python and, of course, use boto heavily. The focus of this book is EC2 and S3 although there are a couple of quick detours into IAM and SNS. Many of the examples also work with Eucalyptus so I have included some information about using boto with Eucalyptus as well as with Google Cloud Storage for some of the S3-related recipes.
You can get a hardcopy of the book but if you buy the e-book, you get free updates and I am expecting to do quite a few updates. Many of the recipes came from problems people have posted on the boto users group or on the boto IRC channel but I'm sure there are lots of other areas where additional example code would be useful. If you have specific requests, let me know. Depending on the response, I might also do additional cookbooks that focus on other services.
The bird on the cover is a Sand Grouse. I lobbied heavily for a Honey Badger but to no avail.