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AWS re:Post Takes on Stack Overflow

AWS re:Post Takes on Stack Overflow

There’s no doubt that the Internet can be a great resource for technical information and solutions to the problems that you face. However, it can also be a source of misinformation, dead ends and a waste of precious time. That’s where AWS re:Post Q&A comes in.

Many IT professionals often first turn to a site like Stack Overflow or Petri that is a well-known and trusted resource with a broad user base to handle serious technical questions. In a similar vein, Amazon has created a new AWS re:Post service that provides a curated question and answer (Q&A) site that focuses on AWS issues.

AWS re:Post is a Q&A service for AWS resources

AWS re:Post is a Q&A service for AWS resources and it is a part of the AWS Free Tier. It is an AWS-managed service that provides crowd-sourced, expert-reviewed answers to your technical questions about AWS. It is a replacement for the original AWS Forums. Some of the topic areas covered by AWS re:Port Q&As include:

  • Analytics
  • Application Integration
  • Architecture Strategy
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud Adoption Framework
  • Cloud Financial Management
  • Compute
  • Containers
  • Database
  • DevOps
  • Developer Tools
  • End User computing
  • Front-end Web and Mobile
  • Game Tech
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Internet of things
  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Management and Governance
  • Media Services
  • Microservices
  • Migration and Transfer
  • Mobile
  • Networking and Content Delivery
  • Quantum Technologies
  • Robotics
  • SAP and AWS
  • Security and Compliance
  • Serverless
  • Storage
  • Training and Certification
  • Virtual Private Cloud
  • Well-Architected Framework
  • Re:Post Discussion

As you can see, Amazon’s new re:Post Q&A board covers a wide range of services offered by AWS. Tags can be assigned to content to make it easier to find. Re:Post has many built-in tags but you can request more by submitting posts in the re:Post Discussion area.

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Community Groups help organize members who are interested in common topics. A points system is used to rank members into six community tiers: Beginner, Rising Star, Star, Champion, Sage, and Fellow.

You can learn more about AWS re:Post at Welcome to AWS re:Post.


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Michael Otey is president of TECA, a technical content production, consulting and software development company in Portland,