5th Anniversary of cloudonaut

Andreas Wittig – 11 May 2020

We published the first blog post five years ago, on May 9th, 2015. This was the time when we were writing our first book Amazon Web Services in Action. Since then, we have published 250 blog posts, improved our writing, and received tremendous feedback from the community. Today, our blog posts are accessed more than 100,000 times per month. That’s a reason to celebrate!

Happy Birthday, cloudonaut!

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We enjoy being part of a fantastic community and are happy to share the following anniversary greeting with you.

Anton Babenko, Terraform fanatic and AWS Community Hero, starts with his greetings.

You guys started spreading the AWS knowledge more than 5 years ago when many companies didn’t even know what does AWS cloud mean. Since that time, you have developed a large number of solutions, wrote dozens of blog posts, recorded hours of podcasts, wrote several books, and so on. Overall, I am sure you have helped thousands of other developers to get their job done and educate them in one way or another! I wish you to continue growing your customer base and I am very glad you are using Terraform now, too :)

Next, Paul Duvall, Founder and CTO at Stelligent as well as AWS Community Hero, send us kind and very motivating words.

I am a big believer in sharing knowledge to help others learn faster. I am so impressed with the very useful, practical, and consistent technical content they’ve been producing over these five years. It’s clear they share because they want to help others. The fact it’s only two people continues to amaze me. Keep up the great work, Andreas and Michael!

We are glad to hear from Dzenan Dzevlan, DevOps, and Databases Enthusiast as well as AWS Community Hero, that our content helps people getting started with AWS.

Since the first post where they described what is possible with AWS, which I referenced multiple times to my clients and AWS newbies, cloudonaut was and still is one of my favorites AWS blogs. When Andreas and Michael started sharing their knowledge within the AWS community, there were not so many great blogs. Through the years, I found their posts, CloudFormation templates, books, and podcasts as a place where I am learning and keeping my self updated. In front of the AWS community in Bosnia and my personal name, I would like to say thank you for your dedication and time. Your contribution to the AWS community is amazing, and we are happy and honored to have experts like you sharing their knowledge selflessly within the community.
Happy anniversary!

We are happy to hear that Alex DeBrie, author of The DynamoDB book and AWS Data Hero, stumbles upon cloudonaut when searching how to solve AWS related problems.

One of my favorite parts of working with AWS is the developer community. I’m consistently amazed by the quality of tooling, blog posts, and talks discussing AWS services and the rich discussion on best practices and patterns. Within this developer community, the cloudonaut blog stands out as an example of excellence. If I’m searching for an AWS issue and a cloudonaut page is in the search results, I know I’m getting a detailed, high-quality post that will help me out. I have multiple cloudonaut pages bookmarked that I reference regularly when working with AWS. Congrats to Andreas and Michael for five years, and thanks for all your help!

And last but not least, we are really happy about what Philipp Garbe, a Platform Architect and AWS Container Hero, has written for our anniversary.

Happy anniversary to your blog, Andreas and Michael! I read your blog from the beginning and got many insights. Your critical view of the AWS services is the perfect complement to the official documents and tells me which parts are missing and where the limits are. Keep it up!

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Andreas Wittig

Andreas Wittig

I’ve been building on AWS since 2012 together with my brother Michael. We are sharing our insights into all things AWS on cloudonaut and have written the book AWS in Action. Besides that, we’re currently working on bucketAV,HyperEnv for GitHub Actions, and marbot.

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