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Hot off the Cloud #007: AppSync JavaScript Resolvers + IAM MFA + CloudFront CD

Here are our toughts about the latest AWS announcements as well as our lessons learned. Unbelievable, re:Invent starts in 5 days. Therefore it is no surprise that AWS announces new features at a high pace. On the one hand, we are having difficulty keep...

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Mastodon on AWS: Host your own instance

While Twitter seems to be in chaos, the free and decentralized alternative, Mastodon, is rising. At first glance, Twitter and Mastodon are similar. A toot is to Mastodon what a tweet is to Twitter. However, the decentralized nature of Mastodon makes a b...

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Builder's Diary Vol. 3: Infrastructure Pipeline with GitLab and Terraform Cloud

Get insights into the day-to-day challenges of builders. In this issue, Rico Nuguid from our partner DEMICON talks about automating deployments with Infrastructure Pipelines based on GitLab and Terraform Cloud. If you prefer a video or podcast instead ...

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Hot off the Cloud: October 2022

What happened at AWS in October 2022? This is our summary and analysis of the announcements that interested us. In November, re:Invent, AWS’ major conference, will take place in Las Vegas. During re:Invent, AWS will announce many new features and servic...

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Migrating CodePipeline to GitHub Actions to improve performance

Recently, we have become increasingly dissatisfied with the time our AWS CodePipeline pipeline takes to deploy a change to production. The pipeline builds the code, runs unit tests, deploys to a test environment, runs acceptance tests in the test enviro...

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Builder's Diary Vol. 2: Serverless ETL with Airflow and Athena

Get insights into the day-to-day challenges of builders. In this issue, Peter Reitz from our partner tecRacer talks about how to build Serverless ETL (extract, transform and load) pipelines with the help of Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (M...

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🎧 AWS-to-go: Podcast series to get started with AWS

Get started with AWS or broaden your knowledge while walking, biking, running, driving, or whenever you enjoy listening to podcasts. Our podcast series AWS-to-go will guide you through the most important aspect of AWS. To do so, we are going through eac...

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Show Me Your Architecture Vol. 1: Scanning S3 buckets for malware

Through the AWS documentation, books like AWS in Action or AWS trainings you can gain theoretical knowledge. But beyond that, it is very valuable to learn directly from practice. In this series, we inspect real-life AWS architectures. We start with Andr...

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Enhance EFS file system protection with TLS and IAM

Two significant aspects of data security are access restriction as well as confidentiality. In the following, you will learn two techniques to increase the security of data stored on an EFS file system (Amazon Elastic File System): enabling encryption o...

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Step Functions pitfall: The execution reached the maximum number of history events (25000)

AWS Step Functions is an execution environment for finite state machines. Lately, I was running into the error “The execution reached the maximum number of history events (25000).” when listing all objects in an S3 bucket page by page. This blog post wi...

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