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AWS CloudFormation Templates: Getting Started

by James Millar

As your cloud applications grow, maintaining your infrastructure becomes more complicated. AWS CloudFormation offers a way to reduce this complexity. This course will teach you how to describe your infrastructure using AWS CloudFormation templates.

What you'll learn

Codifying your infrastructure allows you to treat it as code, offering you a single source of truth and allowing you to automate the deployment of your infrastructure. In this course, AWS CloudFormation Templates: Getting Started, you’ll learn how to create CloudFormation templates. First, you’ll explore how to create resources. Next, you’ll discover how to use parameters and output. Finally, you’ll learn how to define mappings. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of CloudFormation templates needed to create templates for your own infrastructure.

About the author

James Millar is a freelance software development consultant based in Malmesbury, England who has worked for some of the world’s biggest brands. He started his career over a decade ago writing training materials for Microsoft and moved into industry to further develop his skills. Having worked for multiple industries including automotive and process automation has been fortunate enough to work on some major projects operating at global scale. He has a passion for back end services and infrastruct... more

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