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AWS Explained: What is EFS?

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 Read more about AWS Explained: What is EFS?[…]

Getting Cozy with Code Commit

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?


AWS Explained: What is EC2?

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. Read more about AWS Explained: What is EC2?[…]

Zapier Triggers vs Actions Explained

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 Read more about Zapier Triggers vs Actions Explained[…]

AWS Aurora vs MySQL: Side By Side Comparison

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.