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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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Amazon ECS

Amazon ECS is a container-managed service to run, stop, and manage Docker containers, quickly and easily on a cluster. It is highly scalable and you can host clusters on serverless infrastructure. You can also use Amazon EC2 to host your task to gain more control, and manage by using Amazon EC2 launch types, such as the Fargate launch type and the EC2 launch type.

With Amazon ECS, by using simple API calls you can launch and stop the container-based applications. You can also get the cluster state from a centralized service and give access to other Amazon EC2 features.

EC2 is a remote virtual machine where as ECS is a logical grouping of EC2 instances. If you launch an ECS instance without adding an EC2 instance, then it doesn't make any sense. ECS is a cluster of EC2 instances and it uses Docker to instantiate containers on these EC2 hosts.

With Amazon ECS, you will get a consistent deployment and build experience. It is also used to Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) the workloads, and...