Controlling Amazon Cloud with Boto

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Boto lets you write scripts that manage complex setups in the Amazon Cloud. Even if you're not a Python expert, you should have little difficulty acquiring the necessary knowledge. The documentation for the Python module is usable, although many of the API's methods are fairly complex, with their multitude of parameters. Finally, don't forget that cloud computing frameworks already provide some of the functionality that you can program with Boto, so take care not to reinvent the wheel. More information about Boto can be found in the documentation. In printed form, check out the Python and AWS Cookbook [6], which is also by the Boto author.

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