Book Review: The Phoenix Project

There will not be spoilers in this post. The Phoenix Project is a fictional novel on DevOps, IT and Business Transformation. Bill Palmer, the protagonist, took on an upper management role at “Parts Unlimited”. Along with the new role, he inherited IT Operations and the company’s struggling mega project, “Phoenix”. Thin the line between IT… Continue reading Book Review: The Phoenix Project

Serverless Wedding Website: Planning & Designing

This will be the start of my Serverless Wedding Website series, where I will be writing about the journey of developing and implementing my wedding website from scratch. The project is still ongoing and will continue to develop as this series continues. <Update on 13th August 2020. The wedding has been postponed due to COVID-19,… Continue reading Serverless Wedding Website: Planning & Designing

Learning Modern Web Development with Full Stack Open

I was hunting for a course to pick up some web development skills to prepare for an upcoming project. There is an insane amount of learning resources for web development on the Internet. My requirements were: Free Up-to-date content Full Stack (front end + back end) Beginner-friendly Full Stack Open by University of Helsinki While… Continue reading Learning Modern Web Development with Full Stack Open

Lessons Learnt: CI/CD for React App on AWS S3

When I first started to host my React application (create-react-app) on AWS S3, I would test locally, build, copy the build artifacts into the S3 bucket and commit my code. I wanted to try to set up a CI/CD pipeline for the first time to automatically deploy the artifacts to S3 every time I commit… Continue reading Lessons Learnt: CI/CD for React App on AWS S3

Serverless SMS Reminder – Terraform

I wrote about configuring this simple serverless application in a previous blog post. In this part, I will go through how I turned this into Infrastructure as Code (IAC) with Terraform, and why IAC is truly a game-changer when provisioning Cloud resources. Why Infrastructure as Code? IAC is not new on this blog. I have… Continue reading Serverless SMS Reminder – Terraform

Terraforming WordPress on AWS Lightsail

Infrastructure as Code is the process of managing infrastructure in a file or files rather than manually configuring resources in a user interface. Hashicorp If you work on AWS, you might know that the 2 most commonly used Infrastructure as Code (IAC) tool that people use are AWS CloudFormation and Terraform by Hashicorp. I posted… Continue reading Terraforming WordPress on AWS Lightsail

How to pass the AWS Certified Developer Associate Exam

This is a quick rundown of the materials I have used to pass the AWS Certified Developer Associate exam with a score of 930/1000. Prep Materials Used Official AWS Certification webpage (Free) The official certificate webpage (link) is a good starting point to get a rough idea of what is required of you before you… Continue reading How to pass the AWS Certified Developer Associate Exam

Cloud Foundation Battle (AWS vs Azure)

2 of the biggest Cloud providers offer Cloud foundation training content and certification: Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) vs AWS Cloud Practitioner (CLF-01). How do they measure up? Disclaimer: Information is correct as of 26th December 2019. Certification requirements change very frequently. Certification Path For both Cloud providers, foundation certification is not a compulsory prerequisite for other… Continue reading Cloud Foundation Battle (AWS vs Azure)