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 Web Services in Action ❰KINDLE❯ ✽ Web Services in Action Author Andreas Wittig – Thomashillier.co.uk Summary Web Services in Action introduces you to computing storing and networking in the AWS cloud The book will teach you about the most important services on AWS You will also learn about best pract Summary Web Services in Action introduces you Services in ePUB ☆ to computing storing and networking in the AWS cloud The book will teach you about the most important services on AWS You will also learn about best practices regarding automation security high availability and scalabilityPurchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF Kindle and ePub formats from Manning PublicationsAbout the TechnologyPhysical data centers reuire lots of euipment and take time and resources to manage If you need a data center but don't want to build your own Web Services may be Web PDF/EPUB or your solution Whether you're analyzing real time data building software as a service or running an e commerce site AWS offers you a reliable cloud based platform with services that scale All services are controllable via an API which allows you to automate your infrastructureAbout the Book Web Services in Action introduces you to computing storing and networking in the AWS cloud The book will teach you about the most important services on AWS You will also learn about best practices regarding security high availability and scalabilityYou'll start with a broad overview Web Services in PDF/EPUB ¶ of cloud computing and AWS and learn how to spin up servers manually and from the command line You'll learn how to automate your infrastructure by programmatically calling the AWS API to control every part of AWS You will be introduced to the concept of Infrastructure as Code with the help of AWS CloudFormationYou will learn about different approaches to deploy applications on AWS You'll also learn how to secure your infrastructure by isolating networks controlling traffic and managing access to AWS resources Next you'll learn options and techniues for storing your data You will experience how to integrate AWS services into your own applications by the use of SDKs Finally this book teaches you how to design for high availability fault tolerance and scalabilityWhat's InsideOverview of cloud concepts and patternsManage servers on EC for cost effectivenessInfrastructure automation with Infrastructure as Code AWS CloudFormationDeploy applications on AWSStore data on AWS SL NoSL object storage and block storageIntegrate 's pre built servicesArchitect highly available and fault tolerant systemsAbout the ReaderWritten for developers and DevOps engineers moving distributed applications to the AWS platformAbout the AuthorsAndreas Wittig and Michael Wittig are software engineers and consultants focused on AWS and web developmentTable of ContentsPART GETTING STARTEDWhat is Web ServicesA simple example WordPress in five minutesPART BUILDING VIRTUAL INFRASTRUCTURE WITH SERVERS AND NETWORKINGUsing virtual servers ECProgramming your infrastructure the command line SDKs and CloudFormationAutomating deployment CloudFormation Elastic Beanstalk and OpsWorksSecuring your system IAM security groups and VPCPART STORING DATA IN THE CLOUDStoring your objects S and GlacierStoring your data on hard drives EBS and instance storeUsing a relational database service RDSProgramming for the NoSL database service DynamoDBPART ARCHITECTING ON AWSAchieving high availability availability zones auto scaling and CloudWatchDecoupling your infrastructure ELB and SSDesigning for fault toleranceScaling up and down auto scaling and CloudWatch.


10 thoughts on “ Web Services in Action

  1. Michael Koltsov Michael Koltsov says:

    I could barely reach the end of this book I have hardly seen any book that was so boring to read Most of the book’s CF examples didn’t work for me Not to mention that some of the services this book is describing have evolved so much that this book will do you harm than good if you’ll start using those services based on the bookApart from the last 4 chapters I reckon that this book could help you uickly brush up your AWS skillsThe last 4 chapters are still relevant Even though I’d love to see emphasis on Elastic BeansTalk as well as it’s a great pity that though the authors have mentioned AWS LambdaGateway API that’d preferred to simply ignore it since it wasn’t available in all regions at the time


  2. Sebastian Gebski Sebastian Gebski says:

    A tough nut to crack Why so?The title promises a lot AWS is incredibly spacious consists of so many evolving services that it's not possible to cover all of them or even the most interesting ones in detailed form in a book regardless of its size And obviously this book doesn't do that it covers basics of EC2 EBS S3 RDS even some SS veeery briefly and that's all Recent stuff like Lambda gets just mentioned that's all But this seems sufficient if you're really fresh with AWS in general in my case I was dealing mainly with Azure Heroku before ESPECIALLY due to the fact that the deployment Ops ish part was described VERY wellBook's greatest CON except of its limited perspective on AWS? Even if it covers just the most popular services they keep evolving as well I'm afraid that after a year this book won't be worth its price rating should drop at least by 1 star Ya know cloud is a cloud isn't it?


  3. Colin Jones Colin Jones says:

    Covers a bunch of services auto scaling HAfault tolerance Much of it assumes no prior AWS experience so it's interesting to see where my previous setups have differedI could've used info on IAM automation but AWS is a pretty big topic so not enough room for everything Lots and lots of CloudFormation examples which I mostly skimmed since I'm using terraform for now


  4. Dmitry Dmitry says:

    Pros a great book for uick AWS feature review has some practical lessonsCons outdated There is no any information about new services eg Fargate or EKS huge walls of AWS unrelated code author really could place it on githubbitbucket almost no information about AWS gotchas no information at all about S3 security which is crucial IMO


  5. Alex Ott Alex Ott says:

    between 3 4 stars Sometimes too easy for people never heard about AWS


  6. Chris Esposo Chris Esposo says:

    A fairly standard patternsstep wise instructional text on implementing common web based business use cases via AWS and broadly cloud computing as a concept Similar to something like an O'Reilly book these texts usually are very similar to online docs but often much better communicationinstruction and often provides detailed examples etcThis book in particular uses a simple example of hosting a WordPress blog for a business as the motivating business case for exploration on various components within the AWS infrastructure The text will goes fairly granular on how to build out that hosting infrastructure including a basic but thorough explanation of IAM Internet Identity Management host side security services and protocols and various cloud computing concepts that supports these notions including infrastructure as a service IaaS which is one of the primary organizational concepts that informs the way the various appleets and tools are organized within AWSIn particular the book will often come back to issues of traffic and software management under load and how to control variability to one's site by using things like load balancers On the data side the book covers fairly well the concepts of general object stores like S3 both RDS and 's mainline NoSL DB Dynamo and the various Elastic services like beanstalk cacheI didn't follow through the examples in real time and will have to definitely update my review after going through some of these most of which can be executed and processed via the free service according to the book To fully get something out of this book it's almost good to be ready to put code to metal and use the text as a troubleshootinginstruction manualFrom a prere standpoint the user should be somewhat familiar with cloud computing concepts as well as how to runexecute virtual machines and their standard use cases Further having familiarity with the two mainline Linux distros RedHat Ubuntu is a must as command line interactions is critical to get an efficient workflow setup in AWS Overall nothing to complain about I suspect this is of a intro book to Cloud for business Though novices will probably get some things out of this as well especially with some of the detailed patterns around trafficdata management and leveraging assets like CDNs for static objects on your site Conditional recommendation for intronovices


  7. John Alan John Alan says:

    Hands on cloud computing informative fun from zero to deploying fault tollerant web applications The book is well worth the money And a lot of funI don't think you'll ever get a book that covers everything has to offer but if you want a book that will take you through the basics and a good chunk then Web Services in Action is super It'll get you to the point that you're really deploying fault tollerant web apps and I mean doing it not just reading about itI covered the material over a few months taking time to play along the way and taking the odd detour into AWS dcoumentation when something caught my attention I had some experience with openstack before picking up the book but I think you could just as easily start with no cloud knowledge I had zero AWS knowledge before picking the book upThe good Very hands on Well written to the point simple Manning provide you the ebook for free if you buy the print copy I did and am glad I have both Basically everything hands on is covered by the AWS free tier so you can play your way through the examples on AWS yourself at no cost Massive plus point The Bad you're going to have to tell me I loved it Seriously It covers the basics note AWS basics are still huge so no containers no lambda etc So maybe not the book for you if you want to talk microservices and serverless architectures I found it to be a very very good stepping stone into AWS Would I recommend it If anyone comes to me and asks for a starter book for AWS I'll point them to Web Services in Action without a second thought Seriously I am always reluctant to give out 5 stars for a book but I'm struggling to justify not doing it here


  8. Ravi Sinha Ravi Sinha says:

    ProsDetailed instructions Lucid diagrams The authors have put in work explaining the intricacies of the building blocks of various AWS services diagrammatically and it's greatly helpful A great reference work I liked the images a lotConsWith AWS constantly evolving a lot of the instructions eg OpsWorks works very differently now as of Oct 2017 compared to what's shown in the book and the uery in the commands never worked for me tend to get staleobsolete very uickly by the time someone has a chance to read them in the book Also every structure or policy on AWS can apparently be described as a JSON but the book doesn't talk about where to getlearn the structure or the 'keys' and most values allowed in said JSONs Most of the corresponding JSONs are presented as magic to the reader The reference work is bound to get outdated as AWS evolves As a piece of literature it's got the dryness that you'd expect from a book that is basically cataloging how you can work with a bunch of online services Also barely touches on SS Lambda and API Gateway which are the modern ways of doing things on AWS


  9. J. Pablo J. Pablo says:

    I didn't realize what a difficult book to write this one was until I was reading it It sometimes feels like it goes deep on subjects that are not core to AWS and sometimes it feels like it's skipping subjects I'm guessing this is because it depends a lot on the knowledge you already have For example I've been administering Linux for 20 years I don't need to be explained how to keep a Linux box up to date But someone else might be experiencing that for the first time It's an impossible balanceI think this book will need to be updated soon to cover Kubernetes and Docker and hard choices about how deep to go will be made again as both of those are worth a book by themselvesOverall I think it was a good introduction to AWS and it allows you to get an understanding of what's in the toolbox how and when you should use it and what you want to go deeper intoIf you are an experienced sysadmin don't hesitate to skip parts that seem superfluous to you I did that and I never found myself needing to go back to review


  10. Adolfo Adolfo says:

    The book is well written and the great value comes in Part 4 Architecting on AWS I agree that the scope of the book given its title is broader than just talking about architecture but the elaboration on each service offered by AWS that are described in the book can be better and deeper understood by AWS docs I don't want to be unfair on this subject so once again the initial chapters are important so the authors can talk about architecting on AWSAnother thing that I found a bit annoying was that all the examples are given using CloudFormation In my particular case I'm not interested in learning CloudFormation so it might be a matter of taste thoughIn my opinion the authors could have written differently by presenting services while describing interesting architectures whilst the examples would give an overview of many different services as it was not the intent to go deeper on each one of them


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