Getting some test environment for AWS and Azure

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Getting some test environment for AWS and Azure

I am in no position to spend money, so I would not be surprised to hear that neither AWS nor Azure has anything for me. But, I hope for a small test environment for Mac or Windows which allows me to touch and feel the environment and even interact with it in some fashion.

Is there such thing as a developer's license? Or, have third parties set up training efforts that could let me get some hands-on experience with either AWS or Azure?

In the case of AWS, this may mean some restricted access to Cloud 9...

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Chief Technology Ninja
Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
Hi,

If you have a valid credit card (depending upon your country, they might ask you other details) you can easily avail Azure for 1 year(1 Month 200 USD Credit approximately for you to explore premium services, many other services are totally free) .

Please go to: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/

Please explore the page and study it carefully before you make any decision.

Regards,
Chinmay.
MaheshArchitect
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Commented:
Under Azure free tier there are Dev Test labs which would you get free for ever

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/free-account-faq/
David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
You said, "I am in no position to spend money" then you'll likely avoid AWS + Azure both.

Keep in mind, nothing's free, so you'll require some investment.

And, if you stick with OVH hardware running Ubuntu + LAMP, then you can deploy a very inexpensive test environment.

Tip: You can also host any Websites you may be running on this same physical server, so you can recapture whatever you're paying for hosting.

For a 100% free solution, run a VM at home with Ubuntu installed in your VM.
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curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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David, I am okay spending money on AWS or Azure, once I need to deliver something real. But, as a .NET Full Stack developer, I need to get my hands dirty with using Azure and AWS. Ubuntu is something I can grow into, once I get my head around Azure and AWS.

Thanks for the help.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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Commented:
Any FREE developer's accounts for AWS?
Chinmay PatelChief Technology Ninja
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Commented:
You can access AWS one here: https://aws.amazon.com/free/. And while we are at it, here is Google's https://cloud.google.com/free/
Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist
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Is there such thing as a developer's license?
Yes, part of MSDN. It provides you with free credits and 6 months free Pluralsight which contains a bunch of Azure courses

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