AWS Developer: The Big Picture

Amazon Web Services is the biggest cloud computing service in the world, used by huge enterprises and startups alike. This course will give you a solid overview of what AWS is, how it can be used, and the various ways it can be accessed.
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Rating
(615)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 1, 2019
Duration
1h 34m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(615)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 1, 2019
Duration
1h 34m
Description

Every developer needs to know how to use Amazon Web Services. It's the largest cloud computing service in the world, used by all kinds of businesses, from small startups to large enterprises. This course, AWS Developer: The Big Picture, introduces cloud computing and explains why AWS is the best solution for your project. Features and individual services (such as the AWS console, SDKs, and command line tools) are covered, with specifics on how they work and how you'll configure and interact with them. Finally, you'll go over the different ways to access AWS, viewing demos of each method. By the end of this course, you'll have a foundational knowledge of AWS and how you can use it for your own projects. The AWS Management Console in this course may be a previous version, but the concepts have been reviewed and are technically accurate and up-to-date.

About the author
About the author

Ryan Lewis is a Software Engineer who specializes in ambitious single page web applications. He teaches Java and JavaScript to aspiring web developers and technology professionals. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, playing video games, and releasing underground Japanese music on his record label, MeatCube.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Ryan Lewis and welcome to my course AWS Developer: The Big Picture. I'm a web engineer at Expedia and I use Amazon Web Services every single day. AWS is the largest cloud provider in the world, responsible for enabling cutting-edge companies like Netflix, Airbnb, and Lyft. It's a powerful tool to use when developing applications that need to scale quickly, like web applications. This course will give you a solid overview of AWS and the different services and capabilities the platform provides. We'll cover what I like to call the core services of AWS. These are the most commonly used services and form the basis for most web applications, such as Elastic Cloud Compute, a virtual machine provisioning service where you can run your own custom applications. We'll also cover extended services, which aren't as common but highly useful. For example, DynamoDB, a fully managed and hosted NoSQL database service. And we won't just stop at describing services, we'll also cover the different ways to access AWS. Whether it's in your browser, your application code, or the command line. And we'll look at demos of each. By the end of this course, you'll have a broad understanding of how AWS works and what you can do with it, which will prepare you to decide if AWS is right for your project. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Amazon Web Services with the AWS Developer: The Big Picture course at Pluralsight.