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Up and Running with Amazon Web Services
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Up and Running with Amazon Web Services

with Jon Peck

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Hi! I am Jon Peck and welcome to Up and Running with Amazon Web Services. In this course, we'll explore how Amazon Web Services can be used to build applications. I'll start with an explanation of what cloud computing is, then go over the many products and services within AWS, including Amazon EC2 and the Simple Notification Service. Throughout the course we'll assemble the services necessary to power a photo watermarking application in the cloud. We'll cover foundational and application platform services along with many other products that will help you get rid of the overhead of setting up and managing cloud services that are at the heart of many applications.

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Up and Running with Amazon Web Services
1h 43m Intermediate Feb 19, 2013

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Discover how Amazon Web Services (AWS) can be leveraged to deploy and scale your web applications. Author Jon Peck demonstrates how to build a simple application leveraging the Amazon cloud services while introducing the wide variety of products and services provided with AWS.

This course starts with an overview of the foundational services, such as Amazon EC2 for virtual servers, Amazon S3 for online data storage, and Amazon RDS for a scalable database solution. Plus, explore how application services such as the Amazon Simple Notification Service can reduce overhead. Jon combines these services in the final chapter, where he builds, deploys, and monitors an application.

Topics include:
  • What is Amazon Web Services?
  • Understanding the AWS terminology
  • Exploring the foundation services
  • Using tools for managing and administration of AWS
  • Signing up for services
  • Launching and managing EC2 instances
  • Configuring the software development kit (SDK) with AWS credentials
  • Storing objects in Amazon S3
  • Pushing notifications
  • Managing the workflow
Subjects:
Developer Cloud Computing
Software:
AWS
Author:
Jon Peck

Welcome

Hi! I am Jon Peck and welcome to Up and Running with Amazon Web Services. In this course, we'll explore how Amazon Web Services can be used to build applications. I'll start with an explanation of what cloud computing is, then go over the many products and services within AWS, including Amazon EC2 and the Simple Notification Service. Throughout the course we'll assemble the services necessary to power a photo watermarking application in the cloud. We'll cover foundational and application platform services along with many other products that will help you get rid of the overhead of setting up and managing cloud services that are at the heart of many applications.

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