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"The CloudWatch Book" is your go-to book, project, and course that makes understanding Amazon CloudWatch a breeze.

Want to keep an eye on your cloud services but worried it'll be complicated or pricey? This book & video course is your new best friend.

You might think you need fancy, expensive tools to really get what's going on with your cloud setup. But guess what? You don't!

By the end, you'll be so comfortable with CloudWatch, it'll feel like second nature. You'll know how to keep things running smoothly without breaking the bank.


Table of contents

Get a look at all of the content covered in the book. Everything you need to know is inside.

"The CloudWatch Book" is made up of concise, visually engaging pages aimed to teach you all the essentials of AWS CloudWatch without any fluff.

  1. Introduction

  2. Basics of CloudWatch

Real-World CloudWatch Project

Hands-on guidance to master CloudWatch through a real-world project.

We have built a complete distributed application on AWS that you can deploy in your own AWS Account! You will learn how to use CloudWatch Logs, Metrics, Alarms, Dashboards, and more! You can even follow along in 3 hours of screencasts. The application is build in Terraform and CDK.

This real-world project is a GitHub repository tracker that involves a plethora of AWS services, including Lambda, DynamoDB, API Gateway, ECS, Websockets, and many more.

Architecture of the GitHub repository tracker

By using both Terraform and CDK, we provide flexibility for developers who prefer different approaches to infrastructure provisioning.

You can choose to deploy the real-world CloudWatch project using either Terraform, CDK or both, depending on your preference and familiarity with the tools.


    Tools and resources you can use to get started even faster and progress even further.

    Design assets, icon teardowns, and a community of fellow icon designers where you can ask questions, get feedback, and accelerate your learning.

    1. Comprehensive Book & Cheatsheets on CloudWatch

      An in-depth guide covering all facets of AWS CloudWatch, from basic monitoring to advanced event-driven programming.

    2. Hands-On Serverless Application

      A real-world project using AWS services like Lambda, DynamoDB, and API Gateway. Get hands-on experience with serverless architecture.

    3. Video Walkthrough of the Project

      A step-by-step video guide that takes you through the entire process of setting up and deploying your serverless application.


    Pick your package

    “The CloudWatch Book” is available in three different packages so you can pick the one that’s right for you.

    Book & Cheatsheets

    300 pages of CloudWatch Essentials with all Cheatsheets


    • The 240-page ebook
    • All Cheat Sheets around CloudWatch
    • Discord Community Access
    Add me to the waiting list

    Book & Cheatsheets & Code

    Deploy our custom project to your AWS account


    • The 240-page ebook
    • GitHub Access to our sample app - The GitHub Repository Tracker
    • All Cheat Sheets around CloudWatch
    • Discord Community access
    Add me to the waiting list


    Video walkthroughs of the project, application, and more!


    • The 240-page ebook
    • 3 hours of video walkthroughs
    • GitHub Access to our sample app - The GitHub Repository Tracker
    • All Cheat Sheets around CloudWatch
    • Discord Community access
    Add me to the waiting list


    Tobias Schmidt Freelance Cloud Engineer & Educator

    Tobias loves to build (and break) things while teaching his learnings along the way. He's a passionate software engineer & educator with several years of professional experience and worked for small tech startups as well as large car manufacturers. While migrating existing production workloads, he got the necessary hands-on to explore and understand the tricks & peculiarities of AWS. This also enabled him to build resilient, large-scale applications from scratch. He's stumbled into all the traps aspiring cloud enthusiasts can fall into so you don't have to.

    Sandro Volpicella Platform Lead @Hashnode & Serverless Enthusiast

    Sandro is the platform lead @Hashnode where he builds the next generation of developer blogging platforms. There he uses a serverless-first architecture on AWS build a scalable & performant platform for millions of users.

    Sandro is also an AWS Community Builder, Co-Founder of ServerlessQ, and writes about AWS on his Blog