AWS has maintained its dominance in the cloud market despite increased competition. AWS isn’t resting on its laurels though. The performance of AWS is constantly improving as new services are added. Although AWS strives to make things easy for developers, the platform can be difficult to use. It’s constantly being updated.
AWS offers a variety tools to assist AWS developers in using and developing with its cloud platform. Let’s take a look and learn about five tools that can help you create applications with AWS.
AWS Command Line Interface
The AWS Command Line Interface (or AWS CLI) is completely free to use. AWSCLI allows you to configure a variety of AWS services using the command line. It is easy to install AWSCLI. Simply download the appropriate version for your operating systems and run the installer. This tool is compatible with all modern versions Windows, Mac, and Linux. It’s automatically installed on all Amazon Linux AMIs.
The core benefits of AWSCLI are:
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Fully supported trainingLinux shells like bash, zsh and tcsh
Both Command Prompt and Windows PowerShell are supported
Remote commands can be executed remotely on EC2 instances via remote terminals, including PuTTY
Within 180 days of service launching, AWS IaaS administration and management functions will be available via AWSCLI
CLI commands are often easier to use than native APIs.
AWS offers the example of copying a file from a local folder to an S3 bucket, as if we had forgotten about the simplicity of simple commands.
$ aws.mp4 s3://mybucket/
It doesn’t get any simpler than this. In fact, it’s the same command that you would use to copy files between directories on your local machine.
Open source is a great option for security-conscious developers who want to use the AWS CLI tool. You can find the full code and additional usage examples on the AWSGitHub page.
AWS offers Codebuild, a managed continuous integration service that manages code builds and tests for your applications.
CodeBuild eliminates the need to set up and manage build servers. Codebuild scales quickly in line with the number of builds needed, eliminating code building bottlenecks while still being flexible enough for integration with AWS services that your application depends on.
AWS CodeBuild offers key benefits:
Auto-scaling code infrastructure makes it easy to build code quickly.
Remove code building bottlenecks
You only pay for the build time, there is no charge for inactive deployment systems
You can either create your own build environments, or you can use a preconfigured system out of the box.
Jenkins and other 3rd-party integration
CodeBuild’s evolution means that you can concentrate more on code and less on time-consuming, Kill-prone build systems. This is great news for businesses, too. It promotes good code, while still focusing attention on the importance and importance of testing and builds. But without the overheads.
CodeBuild is easy to use for developers:
First, create a project called “build”. This will define how a build is done. You can specify the location of the source code, the build commands, as well as a build output location. The build project includes a build specification that contains key information.
CodeBuild will then download the source code containing aspects of the build project (build specs).
All output from the build is stored in an AWS S3 bucket while it runs. You can set up notifications to an AWS SMS in your build specification. This can be used to link into your operations cycles. For logging purposes, build information is sent to CodeBuild or AWS CloudWatch.
Your code will be completed once it is complete.
It is easy to get started with AWS CodeBuild. AWS also offers a step-by-step guide.