My first submission

I have been soaking up the coolness of Amazon's Web Services, learning Linux/Ubuntu, and figuring out why open source and code sharing is a GOOD thing. Frustrated by a lack of support for ColdFusion by Amazon Web Services (both in-house and third-party) I decided to pull together all the current known CFCs, build a new one for SimpleDB, update the old SQS CFC, and finally build a unified ColdFusion front-end to them all.

I uploaded my project code tonight and hope many other ColdFusion developers will use it to build cool things and contribute back to the original source, or at the very least to the CF community in general...think "pay it forward".

If you find bugs or other issues please eport them via my RIAForge project so others can be made aware. I make no promise or warranty in keeping the code up-to-date.

On a separate note, I have created trial-version ColdFusion machine images that run flawlessly on Amazon, and have used the Enterprise feature to set up multi-instance clustering to take advantage of the concept of "cloud computing" on Amazon. ColdFusion is perfectly suited for this, as it has load-balancing and fail-over built in, and most folks on Amazon want this (although most will not want to pay Adobe's license).

That being said, it's super easy to install CF on any Linux installation, Ubuntu being the best in my opinion. I created a couple images but I used the 8.1 updater pre-release (the one that supports 64-bit on Linux) which I am not allowed to make public at the time of this writing.

If you want to try installing CF on Amazon yourself, here a great presentation by Adam Howitt that helped me get started having never touched Linux or Amazon Web Services before:

I could go on about what I learned from installing CF on Ubuntu and all the ins and outs of Amazon Web Services, but I will save that for a separate post.

Source Credits:
Original EC2 CFC:
Original S3 CFC:
Original SQS CFC:

Mike Culver's Gravatar David --

Thanks for driving this--it's impressive.

# Posted By Mike Culver | 3/18/08 3:51 PM
Darren's Gravatar Hey David,

I am newbie at AWS for ColdFusion. If you want a new EC2 user to go through your tutorial and give you feedback I would be more than willing to do so. Please email me at the email address I used to send a message to your hotmail account.
# Posted By Darren | 4/11/08 1:24 PM
David's Gravatar Darren, I finally posted the guide! Thanks for your help testing. It's under my other blog entry.
# Posted By David | 8/13/08 12:51 AM
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