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Kindle Fire Owner's Manual: The ultimate Kindle Fire guide to getting started, advanced user tips, and finding unlimited free books, videos and apps on Amazon and beyond

Kindle Fire Owner's Manual Finally ... a quick, easy reference to using your Kindle Fire - to the max! Amazon's Kindle Fire is the handiest, best-value digital device available, and is your portal to an infinite universe of education and entertainment. This easy-to-use guide shows you how to get the biggest bang from your Kindle bucks. You'll see how to quickly set up your Kindle, navigate the touchscreen, buy, rent or stre... Full description

OpenStreetMap: Using and Enhancing the Free Map of the World

OpenStreetMap OpenStreetMap (OSM) is to Google Maps what Wikipedia is to Britannica. The book describes how you can create and use you own maps. E.g. cyclists organizations use OSM to add cycle routes to maps of local areas. And businesses can use OSM free for any purpose, whereas other map systems limit how they can be used, or charge fees. Full description

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) User Guide for Linux Instances

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide for Linux Instances is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076452RSZ

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). This guide explains the infrastructure provided by the Amazon EC2 web service, and steps you through how to configure and manage your virtual servers using the AWS Management Console (an easy-to-use graphical interface), the Amazon EC2 API, or web tools and utilities.

Amazon EC2 provides resizable computing capacity--literally, server instances in Amazon's data centers--that you use to build and host your software systems. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/ec2/.

Using Amazon Web Services for Disaster Recovery (AWS Whitepaper)

October 2014

In the event of a disaster, you can quickly launch resources in Amazon Web Services (AWS) to ensure business continuity. The paper highlights relevant AWS features and services that you can leverage for your DR processes and shows example scenarios on how to recover from disaster. It further provides recommendations on how you can improve your DR plan and leverage the full potential of AWS for your Disaster Recovery processes.

Amazon VPC Architecture (AWS Quick Start)

This Quick Start provides a networking foundation based on AWS best practices for your AWS Cloud infrastructure. It builds an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) environment with public and private subnets where you can launch AWS services and other resources.

Use this Quick Start as a building block for your own deployments. You can scale it up or down as needed, and add other infrastructure components and software layers to complete your AWS environment. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/quickstart/.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Connectivity Options (AWS Whitepaper)

July 2014

Amazon VPC provides customers with several options for interconnecting their AWS virtual networks with other remote networks. This whitepaper describes several such common network connectivity options available to our customers. This includes connectivity options for integrating remote customer networks with Amazon VPC as well as interconnecting multiple Amazon VPCs into a contiguous virtual network.

Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07641FZSM

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Route 53. This developer guide provides you with an overview of Amazon Route 53 and shows you how to create new domains and subdomains in Route 53 and migrate existing domains and subdomains to Route 53. This guide also explains how to work with hosted zones and resource record sets.

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service that developers can use to connect user requests to infrastructure running in AWS such as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, or an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket. Amazon Route 53 can also be used to route users to infrastructure outside of AWS. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/route53/.

Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Web Apps for Developers

The "Microsoft Azure Essentials" series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. "Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers" focuses on providing essential information about developing web applications hosted on Azure Web Apps. It is written with the developer who has experience using Visual Studio and the .NET Framework in mind. If Azure Web Apps is new to you, this book is for you. If you have experience developing for Azure Web Apps, this book is for you, too, because there are features and tools discussed in this text that are new to the platform.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud User Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07643DHJ1

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Amazon Virtual Private Cloud enables you to create a virtual network topology--including subnets and routing--for your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) resources. This guide explains how to use Amazon VPC through the AWS Management Console. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/vpc/.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Getting Started Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Getting Started Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076472YND

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Amazon Virtual Private Cloud enables you to create a virtual network topology--including subnets and routing--for your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) resources. This guide gives you a hands-on introduction to using Amazon VPC through the AWS Management Console. The guide walks you through a simple scenario in which you set up a VPC with a single public subnet containing a running instance with an Elastic IP address. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/vpc/.

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) Developer Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). The Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) provides virtually limitless storage in the Internet. This guide explains how you can manage buckets and objects in Amazon S3 through the REST interface, as well as through various language SDKs. It shows how you can use Amazon S3 to store and control access to data. It includes explains how to set up a static website on Amazon S3 and how to integrate your site with Amazon DevPay in order to charge customers for access.

Architecting for HIPAA Security and Compliance on Amazon Web Services (AWS Whitepaper)

August 2016

This paper briefly outlines how companies can use Amazon Web Services to power HIPAA-compliant information processing systems.

Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Simple Notification Service Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07644XLWK

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS). This developer guide walks you through the steps of signing up for Amazon Web Services, creating a topic, subscribing a topic, and publishing a topic in Amazon SNS.

Amazon SNS is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and send notifications from the cloud. It provides developers with a highly scalable, flexible, and cost-effective capability to publish messages from an application and immediately deliver them to subscribers or other applications. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/sns/.

Amazon API Gateway Developer Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon API Gateway. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format. Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. Create an API to access data, business logic, or functionality from your back-end services, such as applications running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), code running on AWS Lambda, or any web application. The Developer Guide provides a conceptual overview of Amazon API Gateway and includes detailed instructions for using the service.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud: User Guide for Linux Instances

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon EC2. Amazon EC2 provides resizeable computing capacity in the cloud. This guide describes the infrastructure provided by Amazon EC2 and demonstrates how to create and manage virtual servers, called EC2 instances, in the cloud. This documentation is offered here as a free Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/ec2/.

Amazon EC2 Container Registry User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon ECR User Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07643QY9V

Amazon EC2 Container Registry (Amazon ECR) is a managed AWS Docker registry service that provides a secure, scalable, and reliable registry for Docker images.

This guide explains the features provided by the Amazon ECR web service, and steps you through how to configure and manage Docker images in the AWS cloud using the AWS Management Console (an easy-to-use graphical interface) and the Docker CLI. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/ecr/.

Amazon Kinesis Streams Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Kinesis Streams Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076422N5G

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Kinesis Streams. Amazon Kinesis Streams is a managed service that scales elastically for real-time processing of streaming data at a massive scale. Amazon Kinesis Streams collects large streams of data records that data-processing applications can consume in real time. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/kinesis/.

Amazon Cognito Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Cognito Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07644VJN7

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Cognito. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/cognito/. Amazon Cognito is a service that you can use to create unique identities for your users, authenticate these identities with identity providers, and save mobile user data in the AWS Cloud. This guide provides an overview of Amazon Cognito and includes development instructions for its features.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud: User Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon VPC. Use Amazon VPC to launch AWS resources into a virtual network that is a logically isolated section of the AWS cloud. This virtual network closely resembles a traditional network that youd operate in your own data center, with the benefits of using the scalable infrastructure of AWS. This guide describes key concepts for Amazon VPC and provides instructions for using its features. This documentation is offered here as a free Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/vpc/.

Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) Developer Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon EC2 Container Service Developer Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07644Y57W

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS). Amazon ECS is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances.

This guide explains the features provided by the Amazon ECS web service, and steps you through how to configure and manage Docker containers in the AWS cloud using the AWS Management Console (an easy-to-use graphical interface). This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/ecs/.

Amazon DynamoDB Getting Started Guide

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon DynamoDB. Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability. This guide introduces you to Amazon DynamoDB, helps you set up DynamoDB Local, and walks you through how to use DynamoDB for the first time. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/dynamodb/.

Amazon Mechanical Turk Getting Started Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Mechanical Turk Getting Started Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07643KR5C

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Mechanical Turk.

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a web service that provides an on-demand, scalable, human workforce to complete jobs that humans can do better than computers, such as recognizing objects in photographs. This guide provides a conceptual overview of Amazon Mechanical Turk for developers who want to write scripts or software applications using the Amazon Mechanical Turk SDKs. For information on using a graphical user interface to access Amazon Mechanical Turk functionality, go to the Amazon Mechanical Turk Requester User Interface Guide.

Amazon CloudWatch Logs User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon CloudWatch Logs User Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0763Z54CH

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon CloudWatch Logs. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/cloudwatch/.

You can use Amazon CloudWatch to monitor, manage, and publish various metrics on your AWS cloud resources, as well as configure alarm actions based on data from metrics.

This guide provides a conceptual overview of CloudWatch Logs and includes detailed development instructions for using the various features.

Amazon Redshift Getting Started Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon Redshift Getting Started Guide is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07643XFGQ

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Redshift. Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service that makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools. It is optimized for datasets ranging from a few hundred gigabytes to a petabyte or more and costs less than $1,000 per terabyte per year, a tenth the cost of most traditional data warehousing solutions. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/redshift/.

Amazon CloudWatch User Guide

NOTE - A new version of the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide is available at https//www.amazon.com/dp/B07643SJ8F

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon CloudWatch. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/cloudwatch/.

You can use Amazon CloudWatch to monitor, manage, and publish various metrics on your AWS cloud resources, as well as configure alarm actions based on data from metrics.

This guide provides conceptual information about CloudWatch and shows you how to use the service to create new web applications or integrate with existing ones. You can use this guide to program using the command line interface (CLI) or the Query API. This guide also explains how to integrate CloudWatch with other Amazon Web Services, such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), and Auto Scaling.