Setting up an Amazon Electric Beanstalk instance

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a whole bunch of services that enables us to deploy and host services, store process data, scales these services etc. It involves dealing with load balances, security, operating systems etc. In short it’s not exactly quick and easy. So Amazon released Elastic Beanstalk to help make deployment, versioning and scaling and general management of these services easier.

From a testing point of view AWS can be a good place to host your Jenkins instance, create a test environment and even run your tests. And Elastic Beanstalk is an easy way to set this up. Below I’ll walk through how to deploy a basic DockerĀ application on Elastic Beanstalk.

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