Category Archives: AWS

free tier expired now paying for AWS, oh no!

By | July 23, 2020

It was nice to get free services from AWS under the free tier plan. It’s hard to believe a year has passed and now I have to start paying for it. This blog will be about my first real bill and how I am going to move some services around to see if I can… Read More »

Amazon leadership principles

By | February 10, 2020

When you interview with Amazon they look at two things: your technical ability and your leadership fit as defined in their Leadership Principles. There are 14 Leadership Principles. In this post I will discuss what I have learned from Amazonians I know who practice these, some I have done myself and some I have applied… Read More »

myDynamoDB in react

By | December 13, 2019

My first react project is available online at https://mydynamodb.com. MyDynamoDB is a social media app that saves github users to a database using API gateway, lambda functions, and a dynamoDB database. The user data comes from github using the github API. Watch the video about it here Goals for the project My main objective in… Read More »

AWS is aws-ome!

By | November 21, 2019

I love AWS and I am always looking for ways to move my projects to it. Plus I think AWS is a good thing to learn. I like the challenge of deciding what services to use for my various projects. Be careful though in AWS you can easily set things up things that are expensive.… Read More »

Category: AWS

Lambda and dynamoDB

By | November 19, 2019

Background story So I had to ask myself why would I want to use serverless function? I already know how to provision a REST endpoint on EC2. Unfortunately EC2 does not come with a HTTPS endpoint. Instead you have add other services like an Elastic Load Balancer or Cloud Front to set it up. With… Read More »

Category: AWS