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Learning AWS. - Second Edition

By : Aurobindo Sarkar, Amit Shah
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Learning AWS. - Second Edition

By: Aurobindo Sarkar, Amit Shah

Overview of this book

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the most popular and widely-used cloud platform. Administering and deploying application on AWS makes the applications resilient and robust. The main focus of the book is to cover the basic concepts of cloud-based development followed by running solutions in AWS Cloud, which will help the solutions run at scale. This book not only guides you through the trade-offs and ideas behind efficient cloud applications, but is a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of AWS. In the first section, you will begin by looking at the key concepts of AWS, setting up your AWS account, and operating it. This guide also covers cloud service models, which will help you build highly scalable and secure applications on the AWS platform. We will then dive deep into concepts of cloud computing with S3 storage, RDS and EC2. Next, this book will walk you through VPC, building real-time serverless environments, and deploying serverless APIs with microservices. Finally, this book will teach you to monitor your applications, automate your infrastructure, and deploy with CloudFormation. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with the various services that AWS provides and will be able to leverage AWS infrastructure to accelerate the development process.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

To get the most out of this book

This book primarily requires an AWS account for the hands-on sessions contained in each chapter. For the sample applications, we require Eclipse Java IDE (latest version) and Python 2.7 or 3.6. Maven builds takes care of all other dependencies.

Hardware and OS specifications includes laptop or desktop with an internet connection, and Windows, Linux, or macOS X (preferably the latest versions).

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Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

CodeInText: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: "Mount the downloaded WebStorm-10*.dmg disk image file as another disk in your system."

A block of code is set as follows:

public class KMSClient{
private String keyId = "arn:aws:kms:us-west-2:450394462648:key/1cd0e2d5-61e1-4a71-a6b2-b9db825c9fce";
private AWSCredentials credentials;
private AWSKMSClient kms;

public KMSClient(){
credentials = new BasicAWSCredentials(accessKey, secretKey);

kms = new AWSKMSClient(credentials);
kms.setEndpoint("kms.us-west-2.amazonaws.com");
}

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

mkdir a1electronics

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see onscreen. For example, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in the text like this. Here is an example: "From the EC2 navigation pane, click on Instances to view all your EC2 instances."

Warnings or important notes appear like this.
Tips and tricks appear like this.