Amazon's new AWS product, Route 53, couldn't have arrived at a better time for me. Just this weekend I was pondering how I could quickly and cost-effectively manage mapping hundreds or perhaps thousands of subdomains to Amazon EC2 images. I was researching different methods, and considering that I might have to set up my own nameservers to avoid paying hundreds of dollars per month in fees. Neither option sounded very favourable to me as this project is in startup mode.
Yesterday morning I woke up to the blessed news that Amazon has started providing DNS services. I quickly got coding and whipped up some components to access this new feature. Even though I'd very much consider these to be "alpha" quality, I thought I'd share them here. I'll post more details either when I get time, or if there's interest from anybody.
So far I've only tested this code in Railo 3.2 on Mac OS X. You can download the code at http://route53.riaforge.org.