AWS Morning Brief

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The latest in AWS news, sprinkled with snark. Posts about AWS come out over sixty times a day. We filter through it all to find the hidden gems, the community contributions--the stuff worth hearing about! Then we summarize it with snark and share it with you--minus the nonsense.
Whiteboard Confessional: Console Recorder: The Thing AWS Should Have Built
AWS Morning Brief
03.27.2020
13 Minutes
Join me as I continue a new series called Whiteboard Confessional by examining the monstrosity that is Console Recorder. In this episode, I discuss why Ian Mckay is a code terrorist, the four tiers of building something in AWS, the ins and outs of Console Recorder, why there are always two versions of a Google project, the story behind Console Recorder, including who built it and why that’s impressive, how GCP has a bit of an advantage over AWS in this arena, why you should give Console Recorder a try, and more.
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Watch Your Bill or They’ll CloudWatch It For You
AWS Morning Brief
03.23.2020
10 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of March 23, 2020.
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Whiteboard Confessional: Configuration MisManagement
AWS Morning Brief
03.20.2020
14 Minutes
Join me as I continue a new series called Whiteboard Confessional by examining the dark underbelly of configuration management: configuration mismanagement. In this episode, I discuss what it was like to be a very early developer on the SaltStack project, the secret to giving exceptional public talks, how tools like Docker have essentially rendered configuration management obsolete, one of my most common career tips, why I no longer talk about configuration management with most people, and more.
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The Saddest Kubernetes Hanukkah
AWS Morning Brief
03.16.2020
10 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of March 16, 2020.
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Whiteboard Confessional: Everything’s a Database Except SQLite
AWS Morning Brief
03.13.2020
11 Minutes
Join me as I continue a new series called Whiteboard Confessional with a look at the awesomeness that is SQLite, including how it wasn’t designed to work in a client-server fashion, when you should use it and when you absolutely shouldn’t, how deciding to use SQLite as a database invariably shifts businesses away from their core competencies, how your life will turn completely into edge cases if you choose this as an architecture, how SQLite as a database means you’ll run into dead-ends and be stuck on your own when you try to figure out the way forward, and more.
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Nothing’s Certain but Death and Distinguished Engineers
AWS Morning Brief
03.09.2020
11 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of March 9, 2020.
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Whiteboard Confessional: Scaling Databases in a Single Bound
AWS Morning Brief
03.06.2020
12 Minutes
Join me as I continue a new series called Whiteboard Confessional by examining an all-too-common problem: having to scale a database when it’s too late. In this episode, I touch upon the underlying reason many developers don’t think about their database until they’re forced to, what some of the primary drivers of latency are, the easiest (and priciest) way to scale a database, what you can do to avoid this whole problem altogether from the outset, Corey’s advice on how to save months of work down the road, how often this problem rears its ugly head in applications, and more.
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AWS Morning Brief
03.02.2020
11 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of March 2, 2020.
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