SimpleDB/dev provides a local SimpleDB server, so you can develop offline, without even currently having a SimpleDB account.
a nice usage of web.py
You can’t call a system secure unless it’s really secure.
S3 isn't secure.
These presentations have a ton of "Lessons Learned" embedded within. Each presentation is filled with Best Practices, reference-architecture diagrams, approximate monthly bill they paid to Amazon, and some simply cool strategies. These are experiences from those who are running Amazon Web Services in Production.
with the audio.