Git is my go to source control management tool. It works no matter what the technology or platform of the project I’m working on involves. I’ll be honest. It took a little brain power to understand when I first switched over to it to get a good grasp on it. When files disappear from a[…]
Relational Database Service, RDS, is a versatile tool for providing scalable, high performing, on demand databases in the cloud. RDS makes it possible to quickly provision database resources and integrate them into your AWS infrastructure and applications. RDS supports all major database platforms including SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle. This, along with AWS Database Migration[…]
It was a cold, snowy week this week. For my part of the country snow, in any amount, really makes for a lot of excitement. That said, there weren’t too many travel problems on my commute, just several days of very cold temperatures. I did, out of an “abundance of caution”, take one day this[…]
What is Elastic File System? Amazon’s EFS service provides file storage in the cloud. You are probably wondering why Amazon would have two services for file storage. Isn’t S3 the same thing? S3 is about storing and retrieving fairly static files; documents, images, video, and even static HTML. S3 is very efficient for distributing the[…]
It’s 9:00 do you know where your code is?
If you write code, it can keep you up at night worrying about how it’s performing, where the next bug is coming from, and who’s plotting to maliciously hacking it. And that’s just in production. Before it even gets to that point you have to be concerned with regression errors, consistency among team members, branching, merging, and on and on. So how do you ever get to the point where you’re comfortable and can sleep easy?
Web servers, application servers, file servers, and more! These are the types of infrastructure that EC2 offers. If you currently have a physical server it can be made virtual and housed in Amazon’s cloud via EC2. If you are looking for an off the shelf solutions Amazon offers plenty of those via EC2 as well.[…]
If you’ve so much as dipped your toe into the ocean of AWS you’ve run into the term IAM. That may be as far as your explorations have take you but you’ve at least heard of it. So what is it and why is it so fundamental to Amazon Web Services? IAM is short for[…]
Once you’ve mastered an understanding of Triggers vs. Actions in Zapier automation you’re well on your way to making the most out of this service. The distinction is basically that Triggers start Zaps and Actions are what Zaps do. But there is more to it than that. Triggers range in sophistication depending on the web[…]
Aurora is Amazon’s AWS relational database that offers compatibility with MySQL. Amazon offers Aurora on its RDS platform and boasts that benchmarks show it capable of speeds of up to five times faster than standard MySQL. In this article I am offering a brief comparison of Aurora to MySQL side by side. Take a look at the features and benefits and you can decide for yourself which option is the right one for you.