foremost changing the way traditional engineering and operations teams operate.
Chapter 2, Deploying Your First Web Application, introduces AWS and its most notorious service, EC2.
After signing up for AWS, we will configure our environment in such a way that we can create a virtual
server using the command-line interface.
Chapter 3, Treating Your Infrastructure As Code, covers a good production environment ready to host any
application. We will see how to architect it and monitor our servers.
Chapter 4, Adding Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment, improves the developer's
productivity. To that effect, we will build a continuous integration pipeline.
Chapter 5, Scaling Your Infrastructure, shows how to break the monolith into a service-oriented
architecture and other AWS managed services, such as ALB, SQS, and Kinesis, for better load balancing
and better service-to-service communication.
Chapter 6, Running Containers in AWS, explains the concept of containers using Docker and ECS, and the
basics of how Docker works. It shows how to create a container for our application.
Chapter 7, Monitoring and Alerting, explains several ways to add monitoring and alerting to our
application and infrastructure. We can do it reasonably well by taking advantage of some of the services
AWS provides, including CloudWatch, ElasticSearch, and SNS.
Chapter 8, Hardening the Security of Your AWS Environment, covers one of the more complex aspect of a
cloud infrastructure, its security, and different ways to audit and assess the security of our infrastructure.