[aida] Cloudfork AWS: cloud computing from Smalltalk

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Mon Jan 5 20:23:55 CET 2009

Ops, Cloudfrok, not Coudfork, sorry. Subject corrected.

Janko Mivšek wrote:
> This is interesting for us too. Has anyone some time to look at it more 
> closely and even make some Aida demo?
> 	http://blog.doit.st/2009/01/04/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."

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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