AWS Solutions Architect Professional – PASSED

Today I took and passed my AWS Solutions Architect Professional exam. I’ve been working with AWS now for about 5 years. I Originally passed the Associate exam all the way back in December 2016. Back then I was as pleased as punch to have passed that exam and ever since then I’ve enjoyed working with…

Functional Servers, Or is that Serverless?

One of the worst named popular technologies is “serverless” technology. Nothing could be further from the truth, clearly, there are servers behind all the magic, it’s just that you aren’t responsible for them.  Two popular technologies in the cloud are Microservices and Webservers. The services are often hosted by the webservers. Then came container technology…

Packing it all up neatly

Packer is an image creation tool, its Created by the guys over at Hashicorp and its here to make our lives easier when deploying images. Just recently I’ve been doing a lot of work on Amazon Web Services and needed a way to have AMI images quickly and neatly created so I could have them…

Now we are sailing we are open.

In my previous article, I explained I was moving my blog to Amazon Lightsail, it was a pretty painless move and to be honest I was very happy with the experience. That is until I realised I was going to need to sort out the SSL certificate that is installed by default. The image created…

Moving my Blog from its home to AWS Lightsail

This is the second post to this blog and its to say that its moved homes. Whilst the domain may have stayed the same its permanent home has moved from Webfaction where it has lived for a long time to AWS. I did this for a few reasons but the real driving force was that…

The Ever Changing Landscape

Once upon a time we, as software developers, could rest assured that we had a set technology and could solve problems. We called ourselves “Java Developers” or “C++ Geeks” and we were proud to do so. A certain mystique and culture surrounded each of these languages and sometimes people from different camps didn’t get on…