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AWS Made Simple: Elastic Beanstalk deployment policies

I'm currently studying for AWS Certified Developer: Associate exam and the post you're about to (hopefully!) enjoy is a part of my learning process - learning in public helps me a lot! AWS Elastic… Read Article →

AWS CDK Made Simple: Run a Lambda function locally

Every single development workflow looks like this and building stuff with AWS Lambda is no exception: Luckily, there's a way of testing AWS-CDK powered lambda functions on our local machine, without… Read Article →

Reasons why React is better than jQuery

there doesn't seem to be anything here Read Article →

Random notes taken while preparing for AWS Certified Developer Associate exam

I'm currently studying for the AWS Certified Developer Associate exam and I'll be taking my notes here, maybe you'll find it useful BTW - I also produce my own free content for egghead.io which… Read Article →

AWS Made Simple: AWS Cloud Development Kit basics

What is AWS CDK? According to the docs: "The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open source software development framework to model and provision your cloud application resources using familiar… Read Article →

AWS (?) made simple: What is a Netlify function?

~Simple~ Let's face it, AWS (a.k.a "the cloud") is not simple. Even though some AWS services have the world 'simple' in their name (e.g. S3, SQS, SNS) they are anything but simple. I'm personally… Read Article →

AWS Made Simple: Trigger a lambda function via API Gateway

Once we create an AWS Lambda function we probably want to be able to call it (otherwise, why bother creating a function at all?). As we established in the previous posts , an AWS Lambda function… Read Article →

Why (frontend) testing matters

Imagine the following. You join a new project and after getting access to the repo you notice that there's no tests. You decide to ask the team whether they are in different repo or something and… Read Article →

AWS Made Simple: WTF is Amazon EventBridge

In the serverless world, everything revolves around events. Your (micro)services are responsible for either producting or reacting to different kinds of events (e.g. API calls). When you have an… Read Article →

AWS Made Simple: WTF is AWS CDK (Cloud Development Kit) and why it's awesome 🤩

Let me start with a quick story. When I started to learn how to program it was obvious at the time that you need separate languages for frontend and backend. For instance - JavaScript at the front and… Read Article →

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