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Java development 2.0: Cloud storage with Amazon's SimpleDB

Aug 08, 2010, 12:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Glover)

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"In the first half of this introduction to SimpleDB, I showed you how to leverage Amazon's own API to model a CRUD-style racing application. Aside from the obvious uniqueness for most Java developers of Amazon's string-only approach to data types, you might have found yourself looking at the Amazon API with some skepticism. After all, the APIs for leveraging a relational database are by now fairly standard and well-thought-out — and perhaps more important, they are familiar.

"In this second half of my introduction to SimpleDB, I'll show you how to refactor the racing application from Part 1 to be compliant with the JPA specification. Then we'll port the application to SimpleJPA and discover some of the ways that this innovative, open source platform can make adapting to NoSQL domain modeling, and cloud-based storage, a little easier."

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