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Expert AWS Development

By : Atul Mistry
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Expert AWS Development

By: Atul Mistry

Overview of this book

Expert AWS Development begins with the installation of the AWS SDK and you will go on to get hands-on experience of creating an application using the AWS Management Console and the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). Then, you will integrate applications with AWS services such as DynamoDB, Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda, Amazon SQS, and Amazon SWF. Following this, you will get well versed with CI/CD workflow and work with four major phases in the release process – Source, Build, Test, and Production. Then, you will learn to apply AWS Developer tools to your Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) workflow. Later, you will learn about user authentication using Amazon Cognito, and also how you can evaluate the best architecture as per your infrastructure costs. You will learn about Amazon EC2 service and will deploy an app using it. You will also deploy a practical real-world example of a CI/CD application with the Serverless Application Framework, which is known as AWS Lambda. Finally, you will learn how to build, develop, and deploy the Application using AWS Developer tools such as AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, and AWS CodePipeline, as per your project requirements.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Chapter 7. Evaluating the Best Architecture

In the previous chapter, we looked at how the AWS Cognito service provides simple and secure user authentication for mobile and web applications.

In this chapter, we will discuss traditional web hosting, and web hosting on the cloud using AWS, and look at the best architecture for the application. We will also look at the comparison between EC2 instances with load balancer, Docker, and serverless architecture, such as Amazon Lambda, and evaluate the results.

Most traditional web hosting comes in two types: dedicated and shared, and it depends on one machine only. In dedicated web hosting, clients have to pay upfront for one or more servers from the service provider, and they have full control of the resources. For shared web hosting, clients have to pay for a set of shared space and resources, on a server with other clients. This form of web hosting is popular with small and medium size businesses.

Cloud web hosting is in demand and is the most popular...