In this Category, updates and news on the Shortcut Book by developer.press will be posted. The Book covers Amazon Web Services for .NET Developers.

Announcement: New E-Book – Amazon Web Services for .NET Developers

I am happy to announce that my new E-Book is in stores now! The book is 85 pages in lenght and the target for the book is to provide an overview of Amazon Web Services for .NET Developers. The E-Book by “developer.press” is called “Shortcut” and aims at delivering this topic in one or two evenings to read right after work.

Amazon Web Services for .NET Developers

Amazon Web Services for .NET Developers


The book starts with a description of the service categories offered by Amazon with a brief description of available services. Due to the fact that Services are released often and the book authoring timeframe is about 3-6 month, services such as Amazon Glacier are not yet included. The other 6 chapters focus entirely on building an Application with AWS. Amazon Elastic Beanstalk is used with Asp.NET MVC. Next, a focus on S3, SQS, DynamoDB and Amazon EC2 is given.
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You can download the Source Code here.
The book is currently available only in German, an English Version is planned.
The E-Book is available in the iTunes Store and in the Kindle Store.

Source Code for AWS and .NET Sample

The Source Code for the e-book is now available at Codeplex.
The Sample includes the following Services:

  • Amazon EC2
  • Amazon SQS
  • Amazon S3
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Amazon Elastic Beanstalk

The Sample is written in C# and uses Asp.NET MVC, Asp.NET Web API and AWS SDK for .NET

What is a Shortcut?

A Shortcut is a brief introduction to a very specific topic in IT. The aim of a shortcut is to get the reader to the point and give them an overview on a specific topic. A Shortcut should be able to read within one day. Readers can dig deeper into a specific topic by reading more shortcuts and combining them to a “complete” Book. A Shortcut is targeted for E-Books on Platforms such as Amazon Kindle or Apple’s iPad.