Chapter 5

Managing Web Apps Using Elastic Beanstalk


check Defining the Elastic Beanstalk feature set

check Initiating an EB application setup

check Performing EB application updates

check Deleting old EB applications

At one time, developers created desktop applications to harness the power and flexibility that desktop systems can provide. In many situations, developers still need this power and flexibility, but more and more application development occurs on the web. The reasons for this change are many, but they all come down to convenience. Users want to use applications that can run on any device, anywhere, and in the same way. To make this happen, developers use web applications that run in a browser or a browser-like environment, which is where Elastic Beanstalk (EB) comes into play. Using EB enables developers to create applications that run anywhere on any device, yet don’t suffer from problems of reliability and scalability that can occur when using a company-owned host. Relying on the cloud makes things easier for administrators as well, because now it they can tweak an application ...

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