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You can now visualise your own EC2 security groups using edge bundling - No scripts, no downloads! This small web application takes an AWS access key id and secret access key to make requests against your AWS account. The application ...
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I'm fortunate enough to be heading back to AWS re:Invent this year. If tickets aren't sold out by the time you read this, they will be soon. Here's a few things I learnt from last year that would've helped: ...
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The AWS blog gave me a very pleasant surprise the other day: AWS SAM Local is in public beta. It's a golang CLI project that's distributed via NPM. SAM Local leverages Docker to run you code in local containers, and ...
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I see a lot of questions being asked around the sticks about which AWS certification to get. It seems like even those who work with AWS regularly aren't sure about the various different certifications and which one they should get, ...
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Now that the Lambda Proxy Integration is a thing for API GW, performing redirects is a much simpler - and more sane - thing to do in your Serverless service. In my own case I was wanting to do a ...
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I'm Writing a Book about AWS!

A few months ago I was approached to write a book about AWS for Packt Publishing. I'm pleased to announce that the AWS Administration Cookbook is mostly written, and the final few chapters will be done soon. It will be ...
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We were having a discussion over on the Serverless Forum about CloudFormation resources, and I came up with this AWS CLI command that I could see myself using later, so I'm going to put it here so I don't forget. ...
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While watching the Building Complex Serverless Applications talk from re:Invent 2016 I discovered The Serverless Compute Manifesto. I couldn't find it reproduced in an easy to use format, so here it is for future reference - yours and mine: ...
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I've just finished my first Serverless screencast. Check it out and let me know what you think: It's my first screencast, so there's lots of things that I'd like to fix in it. Even so, it was a great learning ...
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When I first used CloudWatch Events I knew just enough to get the job done. As I've played with it more, I've realised that the official docs don't do a great job of explaining the underlying concepts involved, even though ...
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Paying for idle is so 2015 I had some Lambda Functions that scraped data from the Internet, and stored them in a database. Locking-down the RDS Security Group to only Lambda Functions turned out to be more complicated than I ...
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Here's my first attempt at visualising AWS EC2 Security Groups in something other than a boring table: You can mouse over a SG name to see it's inbound (green) and outbound (red) connections to other groups/IP ranges. What is ...
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I had read about Apex and knew I wanted to try it out. The new announcement about v0.5.0 gave me the motivation to do it. The newly announced features are: Client-side hooks for building, linting, testing, etc Ignore ...
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While it was really cool when AWS Lambda scheduled functions were announced, it was a bit of a let-down to find out they could only be done via the web console. The benefit of having scheduled custom jobs without having ...
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I've seen a lot of questions about how to best approach the various AWS certifications while hanging out on r/aws. Since I recently got my SysOps Administrator - Associate certification after working with AWS for six months, I'm in ...
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