Introducing Cloudfork AWS
Cloudfork AWS is a new open source project that provides easy access from Smalltalk to the Amazon Web Services that are related to cloud computing. We started development in December on the following services:
- SimpleDB – “a web service providing the core database functions of data indexing and querying”
- Simple Queueing Service (SQS) – “offers a reliable, highly scalable, hosted queue for storing messages as they travel between computers”
- Simple Storage Service (S3) – “provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web”
The complete SimpleDB and SQS API’s are already available from Smalltalk. We are still working on completing the S3 API.
We use Squeak as our Smalltalk development platform and host the code on Squeaksource. The plan is to port Cloudfork AWS to other Smalltalk dialects as soon as the code is reasonably stable. The goal of the Cloudfork AWS project is simply to make the API’s easily usable from Smalltalk. We plan to start a number of other projects that use these API’s to provide even more interesting functionality. Keep watching this blog for more information.Explore posts in the same categories: Cloudfork comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.