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A MidSummer’s Book List

Here we are, July 2022, in the middle of a scorching summer, so I'd guess it is a perfect moment to relax near the sea and read a book or two. I've compiled a list of favourite books that I can personally recommend. All...

TDD AWS – the Moto Library

Moto is a library that allows mocking AWS services when using the Python Boto library. It can be used with other languages as stated in the documentation - standalone server mode. I don't have direct experience with that feature, though, as Python is...

Synthetic Canaries for API Gateway – I

Last February, AWS added support for creating canaries for API Gateway to Cloudwatch Synthetics, which I've been using lately to monitor some REST APIS successfully. Let's review some technical concepts first: Canaries: Node scripts that run on schedule to monitor endpoints, following the action...

Fast DynamoDB Pagination using Python

DynamoDB is the fastest NoSQL database at scale from AWS, operating within the key-value and document-based models. I'm not going to delve into the basics because I'm sure I don't need to explain them to you - as you have arrived here :). Anyways,...

DynamoDB New Console

What a surprise! I was writing a piece about a component for DynamoDB - that I've produced for a PoC -when the console completely changed! The new console looks like the rest of the updated services; the experience gets more cohesive between all services. Includes three new sections:...

AWS Certified Advanced Networking, 2021 Revision and Beyond

I've recertified at the time of writing this post - June 2021 - and wanted to share a bit of the experience and preparation for this one because it has been peculiar, to say the least. My preparation is very particular because I tend to...

Virtual Days 2021 – Migrating Apps to AWS

Last Wednesday, 19/05/2021, I attended one of AWS's Virtual Days that are being organized regularly. This time was about Migrations, which it's a hot topic in the Enterprise right now. Sometimes it feels like everything is about Machine Learning or other sideline subjects. Still,...

Impressions about the Google Professional Cloud Architect Beta – and other ramblings

The past 15th of March, I sat down at Google's Professional Cloud Architect Beta, so I'd like to share some of my thoughts now that some time has passed. If you haven't taken any Google's certification before, let me tell you that this test could...

21 Google Cloud tools in 2 minutes or less

Pretty cool post from Google's Blog to quickly view 21 services in a series of short videos. Some essential videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfwlbt3QZrM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IemOAESlWKw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjsNWh1TLKo You can find the full set of videos in the original post on Google's Blog.

AWS Innovate – AI/ML Edition Takeaways

The past 24th of February, I attended the AWS Innovate - AI/ML Edition, Technical Decision Maker Track; it was an exciting event, so I'd like to share some quick takeaways: 📌 Scaling ML as a Journey; 7 fundamentals steps: Culture, Team Enablement, Data Strategy, PoC,...