Posts Tagged - AWS

Table Resource VS Client in AWS

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DynamoDB provides an excellent way to store data in a flexible and scalable way. Add it to Lambda and API Gateway, and you have a powerful group of tools, which I have written about. It was for these reasons that I chose to use it for a side project I am building to familiarize myself with React. It was in these features that I struggled with an issue in how boto3, the SDK for talking with AWS in Python, implements their libraries.

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Using Amazon API Gateway with Lambda

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I follow this movie podcast where they review and talk about well movies. It’s a fantastic podcast with a diverse set of people who’ve worked in the industry a long time, and I enjoy their opinions. At the end of each episode, they do a “Staff Pick” where they pick out a movie that shares themes with the movie they just reviewed or movies they think people should see. As I don’t have time to watch all the movies they suggest every week, I need to keep a running list of these films. They offer some good stuff.

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Messaging and Madness: Sending Messages with AMQP and Amazon MQ

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How do software systems talk to each other? Back-end systems can scale into giant melted together Cronenberg monsters, often making up different tools and languages. So, communicating between these services can become an untenable challenge without some shared vocabulary. We can communicate in many ways, but today I wanted to talk about asynchronous messaging protocols and figure out how AWS can help.

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Health Checking S3 and DynamoDB in AWS

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A hybrid infrastructure has tons of exciting challenges. Although we host a great deal of our software in AWS at my company, we cannot do everything in the cloud. As such, we have tons of physical infrastructure as well. This hybrid infrastructure presents many challenges that we strive to overcome on the software team. One of the challenges we are working towards is imaging and utilizing software to detect our yields. This piece of that puzzle will focus on storage for our images.

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Encrypting Your Environment Variables in Lambda with KMS

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Do you hate when gnomes steal your underpants for profit? I know I hate when those guys come out to steal my stuff. Unfortunately, I cannot help you prevent the theft of your undergarments, but I can help you protect some assets in AWS. Specifically, we are going to talk about encrypting environment variables in Lambda.

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Creating a Twitter Bot Using AWS Lambda and Go

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Most people have heard of AWS and developers have started learning how they can use it to further augment the quality of their projects. Recently I have begun the process of becoming one of those people. So far it has been an enlightening deep dive into the different services they offer. It’s hard to get your bearings with something as huge as AWS so for my learning journey I decided to focus on projects I thought would be cool and see how AWS might help facilitate what I build.

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