My teams in two companies have now built solutions that used AWS and the Amazon Cloud Solution including systems that serve users with millions of page-views and mobile solutions serving the US, Mexico, China, Taiwan, Korea, ....
I WISH I HAD HAD THIS BOOK FOR THE TEAM!
Amazon's documentation and support is excellent, but Jeff Barr has put it all together in a precise, complete, and well documented roadmap.
Have you been intimidated by cloud computing and hosting your solution in the cloud? Don't be. Jeff leads you through the process step by step.
The previous review is right on - you """don't (need) to be a VC funded Silicon Valley start-up, or a Top 1000 website to take advantage of the power, flexibility and cost savings found in cloud computing."""
Although not just anybody can do it (such as my 84 year old mother) Jeff has done an outstanding job making it easy. If you are a reasonably web-savy mid-level PHP familiar programmer (my mother is not) you'll be up and running building highly scalable cloud-based solutions in hours. It's easier than fixing pizza....
Oh -- and if you have multiple programmers running around and want to keep a copy of the book for yourself - buy more than one copy. Someone already borrowed mine which means it will be MIA for at least a month.