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Learn Amazon Web Services in a Month of Lunches by David Clinton

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Chapter 19. Cloud automation: working with Elastic Beanstalk, Docker, and Lambda

Automation is the running of processes with as little human intervention as possible. This has advantages: humans make dumb mistakes, expect to be paid lots of money, have trouble watching more than one thing at a time, and, if YouTube usage patterns are any indication, are fairly easy to distract. They also often have trouble understanding complex stuff (like how to operate a photocopier).

Automated systems? Not so much.

Cloud computing is all about automating user access to compute and network resources, so it makes sense that the resources themselves should be offered behind an increasingly automated interface. In this chapter, you’ll learn a little about three ...

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