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Why I don't like story-point-driven estimates

Software engineering estimates are ridiculously hard. Let's face it, when a developer tells you on Monday that: Oh yeah, I'm finishing that feature, it'll be merged to main branch today! you can translate that to: There's a non-zero chance that it'll be pushed to code review this week. Bear in…

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AWS Made Simple: AWS KMS Envelope Encryption

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! KMS 101 Before we explain what AWS KMS Envelope Encryption is, let's briefly cover KMS itself. AWS KMS stands for…

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Notes from Build Custom CLI Tooling with oclif and TypeScript course

Build Custom CLI Tooling with oclif and TypeScript You can check out the course here: Build Custom CLI Tooling with oclif and TypeScript Oclif can be used to easily create CLI tools Two types of commands: single command multi command In order to test CLIs locally you can quickly create a yarn…

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CDK Made Simple: Managing S3 lifecycle policies with CDK

S3 lifecycle policies with CDK Imagine a following scenario: You've been hired at a social media website (e.g. Twitter for Bunnies) and your task is to optimize the way they store their images. Whenever a user uploads a new image, it typically gets accessed quite frequently for a month or so before…

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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 Beanstalk deployment policies Elastic Beanstalk (that's an odd name, btw) provides several options for…

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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 fiddling with the AWS Console. It's definitely easier and faster than re-deploying a function to THE…

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Reasons why React is better than jQuery

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