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Python Essentials for AWS Cloud Developers

By : Serkan Sakinmaz
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Book Image

Python Essentials for AWS Cloud Developers

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By: Serkan Sakinmaz

Overview of this book

AWS provides a vast variety of services for implementing Python applications, which can pose a challenge for those without an AWS background. This book addresses one of the more predominant problems of choosing the right service and stepping into the implementation of exciting Python apps using AWS. The book begins by showing you how to install Python and create an AWS account, before helping you explore AWS Lambda, EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, and S3 for Python programming. You'll then gain hands-on experience in using these services to build the Python application. As you advance, you'll discover how to debug Python apps using PyCharm, and then start deploying the Python applications on Elastic Beanstalk. You’ll also learn how to monitor Python applications using the CloudWatch service, along with creating and publishing APIs on AWS to access the Python application. The concluding chapters will help you get to grips with storing unstructured and semi-structured data using NoSQL and DynamoDB, as well as advance your knowledge using the Glue serverless data integration service in AWS. By the end of this Python book, you’ll be able to take your application development skills up a notch with AWS services and advance in your career.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Python Installation and the Cloud
Part 2: A Deep Dive into AWS with Python
Part 3: Useful AWS Services to Implement Python

Connecting to an EC2 server

In this stage, we are going to connect to the EC2 server via SSH:

  1. In the list of instances, there is a Connect button. Click it:

Figure 4.22 – Connecting an instance

  1. Under the SSH client tab, you can see the steps to connect to the EC2 machine:

Figure 4.23 – Steps to connect

  1. In this example, I will use Mac Terminal in order to connect to the machine via SSH. I am copying the command in the example and pasting it into Terminal. You can also use different SSH applications such as PuTTY and WinSCP. Please make sure the PEM key file is in the same location where you execute the command or that you set the right path for the PEM key file:

Figure 4.24 – Connecting via Terminal

  1. Type yes to confirm the connection with this machine:

Figure 4.25 – Confirmation for the machine