[Grok-dev] Re: Amazon EC2/S3 control panel in Grok

Laurence Rowe l at lrowe.co.uk
Sat Jul 19 13:33:50 EDT 2008

David Bain wrote:
> I think we need a simple project that validates grok. A project that 
> speaks to the geek world and says "look what we did" in 3 minutes! (okay 
> maybe not 3 minutes).
> I think that project would be a Grok based implementaton of an Amazon 
> EC2 control panel. It would allow an individual to manage their EC2 
> images and keys etc.. and their S3 buckets, all through the web.
> I think this is relatively low hanging fruit because there is already a 
> nice python library (boto http://pypi.python.org/pypi/boto), which can 
> do the backend work.
> Just throwing this out there.

I'm not sure it's worth the effort. There already exists rightscale.com, 
and the firefox extensions ElasticFox 
and s3fox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3247


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