Amazon makes efficiency a web developer’s friend

by Ermie C
This article is exactly what it says because Amazon has given resources for web developers that make it easier for them to create their web applications for their Amazon account.  It’s called Amazon Web Services or AWS, and it allows Javascript, jQuery, ASP.NET, PHP, and Java.  The platform is called Elastic Beanstalk and uses the Windows Server 2008 R2 AMI(Amazon Machine Image).  They mention, “Elastic Beanstalk then automatically takes care of deployment details such as capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling and application health monitoring, according to the company.”  This means that everything will be taken care of, as their applications are uploaded into the Amazon cloud.

I chose this article because Amazon has always been a big user of these kinds of coding such as ASP.NET and PHP.  These are the main reasons why E-Commerce deals with a lot of different types of coding.  If only they gave classes about PHP in Cal Poly Pomona.  This was very interesting because developers and me have had to use the interface of Amazon and it gets pretty difficult to customize the functions.

I though about mentioning this because in class we do learn how ASP.NET help out the stability and the performance of web servers.  However, PHP is becoming a big use and I thought that we could think about that for our future classes.  Well, if ASP.NET does make things easier, than this project 3 will be very easy to do.

Ricknäs, M. (2012, May 9). Amazon Web Services Aims to Make Life Easier for Windows Developers. PC World. Retrieved May 27, 2012, from

2 thoughts on “Amazon makes efficiency a web developer’s friend

  • May 28, 2012 at 3:30 am

    I also wrote about this article for our last week blog and I think it is very convenient that AWS can automatically deploy the web applications and have everything taken care of. It also works in conjunction with other Amazon cloud services such as RDS and S3 which makes it much more easier for developers to run their web applications.

  • May 28, 2012 at 9:52 am

    It’s pretty cool to see how Amazon is more than a giant online retail store. The way they’ve been able to effect the technological market is simply fascinating. AWS is an awesome tool (from what I can understand) that has a lot of potential to create great web apps for developers. I hope Amazon continues to support the web app industry in this way.

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