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AWS CDK

Which Programming Language is the best for AWS CDK?

Controversial question? Well, maybe – however, I will try to find an objective answer for that critical question in the following blog post.

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AWS CDK

AWS CDK and Tests

Now we need to talk about testability! AWS CDK gives us unique selling points and mechanisms related to testing.

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AWS CDK

Why do we need CDK bootstrap?

Let’s talk about one very important aspect of the CDK structure: bootstrap. Why we need it, and how CDK works under the hood.

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AWS CDK

AWS CDK: Creating our first VPC

Today, we would like to start building our workshop infrastructure, which includes a dedicated VPC for each participant. VPC sounds hard, right? Let’s see how we can implement it in AWS CDK.

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AWS CDK

Introduction to AWS CDK

In August 2018, AWS announced that a new kid, called Cloud Development Kit, arrived on the block of Infrastructure as Code. What is it, and how it can help us with a daily struggle with CloudFormation?

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AWS Certification

The unofficial guide to AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Exam

Here is unofficial guide on how to prepare to AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional exam that I have passed recently (01.2020).

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Infrastructure as Code

Is Infrastructure as Code suffering from Stockholm Syndrome?

This question popped into my mind recently. After several sessions with the AWS CDK, when I worked through typical tasks that we all do as a Cloud Architect/DevOps Engineers on AWS, I realized that in the Infrastructure as Code space, we did not arrive at any breakthrough recently.

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AWS Certification

The unofficial guide to AWS Certified Database Specialty Exam

Here is unofficial guide on how to prepare to AWS Certified Database Specialty exam that I have passed in the beta version recently (03.2020).

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Software Quality

How formal methods helped AWS to design amazing services

A longer article about my research, how AWS used formal methods – in particular TLA+ to design their outstanding services like DynamoDB, EC2 or S3.

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Business

How Serverless Can Impact Your Business Model

You must have heard the term serverless. It is 2019, and everyone in IT is buzzword driven. Many of the companies are actively participating in or seriously considering taking part in the serverless revolution. Is it worth it? What is in it for you? I would like to focus on not-so-obvious advantages that the technology brings to the table – in particular, business-wise.