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AWS Week In Review May 9 2018


Please excuse the week hiatus.  I was travelled to lovely Washington D.C. last week.  I’m back now and ready to rock and roll. Here’s the latest news in Amazon Web Services this week…   CI/CD Developments (AWS Code Pipeline/Build) It was a good week to be an AWS customer and Continuous Delivery / Continuous Deployment […]

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AWS Week In Review: AWS AppSync and Amplify


It was a slower week of announcements following the San Francisco summit. But, there still a few interesting, new things all the same.  Here’s the latest and greatest… AWS AppSync: GraphQL as a Service What is GraphQL? GraphQL is a different kind of API that typically works best with a rich frontend application and a […]

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AWS Week In Review April 10 2018


Here’s my latest commentary on the last week in Amazon Web Services announcements… zomg. New Shiny Things. Last week, Amazon Web Services had their annual San Francisco summit. Along with this year’s summit, there were lots of new service announcements AWS Secrets Manager: store, manage, rotate, and retrieve secret data.  This is a full-fledged service […]

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AWS Week In Review: April 3 2018


Here’s your weekly breakdown of all things AWS…and lot’s of stuff this week ranging from new pricing tiers to new Alexa for Business features. AWS Web Application Firewall Available in US East (Ohio) Good news for anyone with their cloud infrastructure hosted in Amazon’s other US-East region (Ohio). This week, Amazon launched their Web Application […]

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AWS Week In Review: March 26 2018


Here’s your weekly breakdown of all things AWS… Lambda Debugging Features Added to Browser-based IDE Anyone that has worked with Lambda’s has felt the pain of debugging when something isn’t working correctly. Debugging in Lambda often feels like the stone age of programming with no good options available. Any deep effort usually devolves into a […]

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AWS Week In Review: March 20 2018


Here’s your weekly breakdown of all things AWS… AWS Serverless Application Model Gets Additional Features AWS Serverless Application Model (shortened to AWS SAM) is AWS’ official answer to “how do I manage my Lambda functions?” It attempts to both standardize how Serverless applications declare themselves and provides a framework for Release Management that rides on the […]

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AWS Week In Review: March 13 2018


Here’s your weekly breakdown of all things AWS… Amazon Systems Manager Supports Chef InSpec Amazon further commits to its Configuration Management service, “Amazon Systems Manager”, by extending its capabilities to include Chef’s InSpec tool.  InSpec uses a declarative syntax like another tool in this family, ServerSpec, but comes packaged with features geared towards compliance and […]