I just finished designing, building and recording a new course for Pluralsight. I’ve been working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) products for a few years now, and I jumped at the chance to build a course that looked at the AWS services that have significant value for developers. That course is AWS Developer Fundamentals, and it is now online and available for Pluralsight subscribers.
In this course, I and cover the following areas, and
- Compute Services. A walkthrough of EC2 and how to provision and interact with running instances.
- Storage Services. Here we look at EBS and see examples of adding volumes, creating snapshots, and attaching volumes made from snapshots. We also cover S3 and how to interact with buckets and objects.
- Database Services. This module covers the Relational Database Service (RDS) with some MySQL demos, SimpleDB and the new DynamoDB.
- Messaging Services. Here we look at the Simple Queue Service (SQS) and Simple Notification Service (SNS).
- Management and Deployment. This module covers the administrative components and includes a walkthrough of the Identity and Access Management (IAM) capabilities.
Each module is chock full of exercises that should help you better understand how AWS services work. Instead of JUST showing you how to interact with services via an SDK, I decided that each set of demos should show how to perform functions using the Management Console, the raw (REST/Query) API, and also the .NET SDK. I think that this gives the student a good sense of all the viable ways to execute AWS commands. Not every application platform has an SDK available for AWS, so seeing the native API in action can be enlightening.
I hope you take the time to watch it, and if you’re not a Pluralsight subscriber, now’s the time to jump in!