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Simple question, I'm writing a coding course that does some cloud stuff.

Which cloud providers actually allow you to limit spending without some stupid "setup a service to nuke everything" fuckery?

As far as I can tell, Azure and Oracle. It's stupid how often this is raised as a concern for beginners and how hard it is to actually limit.

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    Yep
    Major problem with AWS has been complained about for years
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    Shouldn't you already know the answer if you're writing a course on it?
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    @sariel ehhhh, I mean, most cloud services have equivalent basic offerings, all I really want is a serverless function, some storage, infrastructure as code, maybe some ci/cd pipeline support. When I do it for work I don't exactly have to worry too much about cost/billing, etc. Having to read the details of what each service offers for free, try to translate each provider's branding term into what it actually is, then either trawl through docs to work out if it self limits or sign up and poke around in the billing menu, just tedious. Went through aws, gcp, azure, oracle, IBM.
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    @atheist hol up.

    You're writing a training course on cloud services and you don't even know what those services provide?

    I just want to make sure I'm not misunderstanding.
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    @sariel ah, no I'm doing some data science stuff, but talking to people that are interested, one of the questions I had was about showing a basic "what's needed to put this on the internet". So I'm doing a basic bit of "here's an example of how to actually move from your laptop to the cloud". I know what they provide, more what's free. I've done various bits of aws training, just different providers give different names to what is basically the same thing.
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    I think a lot of courses teach "how to analyse data" but not much of "what do you do next". So I'm just going through a very basic "let's make a service that can predict when the next geyser eruption will be", because it's simple, is amenable to a few different algorithms, and the live data is small/free/easy to get hold of.
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    Could you use a digital ocean droplet?
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    Oracle is starting to slowly unfuck its reputation with its cloud... have some room to grow in the non-oracle database area (of course lmao), but if you can afford Azure Expressroute to whatever Oracle regions are allowed in the MS/Oracle partnership deal then you basically are all set
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