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AWS is hard, but it doesn't need to be.

A book that teaches you the fundamentals of AWS for the real world.

“AWS Fundamentals” is a book that teaches AWS for the real world, not for certifications.

AWS is an amazing ecosystem. It really democratized the way of building modern web applications. But the learning curve of learning and really mastering AWS is steep! Even if you mostly use the same services and patterns over and over again.

We don't think it needs to be that hard to learn how to use AWS in the real world. And that is why we've created this book.

In “AWS Fundamentals, you will learn the basic AWS services and how you can get started building with AWS. We love to learn (and teach) things visually. This is why we've created infographics for every service & chapter within the book.

  • All major categories of services (Compute, Storage, Networking, etc.)
  • From traditional computing to serverless computing
  • Learn Best Practices for using AWS
  • Third-party integrations that make sense

By the end of the book, you'll have the fundamentals to be working with AWS and to build real world applications.

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Table of contents

Take a look at our initial table of content.

  1. Introduction

  2. Getting Started


Learn AWS the visual way.

All core AWS Services are visualised and explained with 9 infographics. The book will cover the services and explain those in a visual way. Here are four examples:

  1. DynamoDB infographic


    The Holy Grail of Database Solutions.

  2. ECS infographic


    A fully-managed Container Orchestration Service.

  3. Route 53 infographic

    Route 53

    A highly-available and scalable Cloud DNS Web Service.

  4. S3 infographic


    A secure, highly-available, and durable Storage Service in the Cloud

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Tobias Schmidt Freelance Cloud Engineer & Educator

Tobias loves to build (and break) things while teaching his learnings along the way. He's a passionate software engineer & educator with several years of professional experience and worked for small tech startups as well as large car manufacturers. While migrating existing production workloads, he got the necessary hands-on to explore and understand the tricks & peculiarities of AWS. This also enabled him to build resilient, large-scale applications from scratch. He's stumbled into all the traps aspiring cloud enthusiasts can fall into so you don't have to.

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Sandro Volpicella Fullstack Engineer & Serverless Enthusiast

Sandro is a fullstack engineer based in Munich, Germany 🇩🇪. He works at an early stage startup - hashnode.com and builds the next generation of developer blogging platforms. There he uses a serverless-first architecture based on AWS to build a scalable, resilient, and performant platform for millions of users.

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