All of these services are available via both REST and SOAP interfaces. (We'll touch on both in this article, but we'll concentrate on the REST and REST-like Query approaches. ) A growing number of language specific toolkits are available for these services, so you can feel comfortable basing an architecture on AWS given its language-agnostic foundation. If you start off building a business around AWS using Ruby and decide to switch to PHP, there will be nothing stopping you.
He includes code to ensure you can even connect (a compatibility script) and a link to the files you'll need to work through the tutorial. He shows how to create the connection to the AWS backend, launch the local server and building a simple video sharing site.