Which programming language should I choose?

The serverless movement is in full force. It’s more important than ever to pick up a programming language. With cloud providers abstracting pretty much everything in managed services, it boils down to being able to code. Creating the business logi...

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2018 AWS re:Invent

I’m so excited to attend my 3rd AWS re:Invent in a row! I’m very grateful for Infiniti sending me to this one of a kind conference. There’s truly nothing like it! It’s a week of non-stop learning so I’m going to try to capture what I’ve learned a...

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Containers vs Serverless

Depending on who you talk to nowadays, they are probably in one tribe or the other. But which tribe will last? This has been a heated debate among thought leaders while the future of technology continues to evolve. As someone who is just beginni...

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Follow and Learn

I have accepted the fact that I’m going to spend the rest of my life learning. I’ve come to terms with myself that if I want to be successful, I must be incapable of being content. There is such a massive amount of information at our fingertips, i...

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AWS Certification Path

I completed my 6th AWS certification! While certifications are no substitute for experience, these certifications have changed my career. I’ve been able to gain experience through obtaining AWS certifications and continued to grow as a profession...

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How to Make a Cheap, Fast, and Low Maintenance Serverless Blog on AWS

I started a tech blog because I read somewhere that it would help me become a better writer and someday I might end up Googling something to find out that I’ve already written a blog about it. The jury is still out. I began with the following crit...

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Automate All The Things - Part 2

The Terraform scripts are intended to automate the deployment of the underlying infrastructure for the project. This saves an enormous amount of time and gives a reusable baseline to expand on post deployment. After resources are running, we’ll co...

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Automate All The Things - Part 1

When I began learning AWS, I was creating resources in the console by clicking and manually deploying everything. I would terminate the resources at the end of the day so they wouldn’t keep accumulating costs. But the next day, I would have issues...

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AWS Disaster Recovery

The term pilot light is often used to describe a disaster recovery scenario in which a minimal version of an environment is always running in the cloud. The idea of the pilot light is an analogy that comes from the gas heater. In a gas heater, a s...

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