Ready to Re:Invent 2018

I traversed the barren landscape and followed the AWS neck chains to the Venetian Sands Showroom to register for AWS Re:Invent 2018 last night. The Ping Pong tables and heavy beats were in full force. Love the geometric furniture this year! The registration was seamless but albeit on clunky HP laptops. Took my picture and … Continue reading Ready to Re:Invent 2018

OpsWorks + Windows: Alternate user identity execute support

A common scenario when configuring an environment is that certain elements of the scripts may need to be executed using a specific user’s credentials. If you’ve looked at the documentation for the various means of execution within Chef you might have noticed the “user”, “domain” and “password” parameters. The “powershell_script” action is particularly useful when … Continue reading OpsWorks + Windows: Alternate user identity execute support

Git + OpsWorks: Getting Organized

In OpsWorks, each "Layer" can be linked to its own repository. You can also specify a branch of your choosing. The terminology mapping between AWS, Git and Application Architecture can sometimes be a bit confusing and can lead to mal-configured OpsWorks stacks which can subsequently lead to OpsWorks being used inappropriately due to perceived technical … Continue reading Git + OpsWorks: Getting Organized

AWS Developer Associate Cert Prep Series Recap

Here is an index of all the parts of the ten part series of self-recorded labs targeting preparation for the AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification. Identity & Access Management (IAM) Introduction to Lambda Introduction to API Gateway Programming AWS STS with .NET Elastic Beanstalk Serverless Architectures with DynamoDB and Kinesis Serverless Architectures with CloudWatch and … Continue reading AWS Developer Associate Cert Prep Series Recap

AWS Developer Cert Prep Part 10: Launching and Managing a Web App with CloudFormation

This is the next lab in the series where we take a look at launching and managing a web application using AWS CloudFormation. I recorded this lab so that others might experience it in a more passive way if they so chose. This video is a straight shot with no editing whatsoever so you'll get … Continue reading AWS Developer Cert Prep Part 10: Launching and Managing a Web App with CloudFormation