Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the leading cloud-computing platforms in the industry today. At the time this book was written, AWS offered 97 services, each of which resided in one of 18 different service categories. For someone who is new to cloud computing or to the AWS ecosystem, the sheer number of services on offer can be daunting. It can be difficult to know where to begin and what services to focus on.

Developers working in the mobile space are often ignorant of the power of the public cloud and AWS in particular. They end up spending months writing applications and server-side code for commonly used features such as user registration, user login, password recovery, server-side data storage—features that are already ...

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