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Create an Amazon SQS Queue

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Send Messages to the Queue

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to set up asynchronous messaging with Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS). Amazon SQS is the AWS service that allows application components to communicate in the cloud. You will use the Amazon SQS console to create and configure a message queue, send a message, receive and delete that message, and then delete the queue.


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