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What is AWS?

AWS stands for Amazon Web Services, a collection of web services that include hosting, storage, networking and other functionality. These services are available to customers through an API (Application Programming Interface). AWS is typically used by software engineers who wish to host or store their applications in the cloud. While there are many different services that comprise AWS, the most popular among developers is EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), which enables a developer to launch virtual servers on demand.

New developers may be looking for a primer on the Amazon Web Services platform. These articles cover topics including how to get started with AWS, best practices for cloud computing, and overviews of specific services. Other related topics include DevOps, cloud architecture, and security.