👋 Welcome, and thanks for reading my article. Today we're going to be learning about how to get started using Amazon Web Services (AWS).
AWS is a cloud service provider. What does that mean?
It means AWS provides all kinds of awesome things that we developers need to build cool things.
Maybe even more importantly, lots of companies use AWS and pay top dollar for employees with AWS skills.
- Virtual Machines
- API Gateway, all services have robust APIs
- So much more
- AWS skills are in high demand.
- Huge companies like Epic Games and Uber run on AWS.
- AWS lets us learn and explore.
- With 175 services and counting. Each service gives you insight into a different business area or use case.
- AWS is awesome.
- AWS is so powerful. You can host your personal website, start a side project, and host a game played by 1000s of users, all in one place.
- We want to make an AWS Account.
- We want to set up a Budget and an IAM User
- We want to get ideas brewing about sweet projects we can build on AWS.
Let's jump in!
This template will make you an IAM User to use (using IAM Users instead of root credentials is a best practice) and it will set you up with a Budget, to help you not incur unexpected costs.
Fill in an email for Budget notifications, a password for your user, and create the stack!
You'll see a screen like this once things are finished.
Now to log in with your new user:
- Go to the resources tab and click on your User link.
- Find the sign-in link under your User's security credentials tab.
AWS is awesome, it has a very generous free tier, and it enables YOU to build incredible things.
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