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

David Bain david.bain at alteroo.com
Sat Jul 19 17:34:10 EDT 2008

so I guess that would be wheel reinvention then?

On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 12:33 PM, Laurence Rowe <l at lrowe.co.uk> wrote:
> 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
> http://developer.amazonwebservices.com/connect/entry.jspa?externalID=609 and
> s3fox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3247
> Laurence
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