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Monolithic cloud architecture via microservices. Become familiar with AWS products, account administration, security practices, and tips to make it all easier.

Reselling AWS Load Balancing

Providing Cloud Load Balancing for your customers; My ultimatum

Let's say we have a hosting service for users who bring their own domain name. In this scenario we'd like to be able to service customers no matter who manages their DNS records. Be it GoDaddy, Namecheap, Google, Hostgator, some

AWS Author imageRyan Rosado Author imagexodz Nov 11

Create a REST API Endpoint Using AWS Lambda

Use Python and MySQL to Build an Endpoint

Now that you know your way around API Gateway, you have the power to create vast collections of endpoints. If only we could get those endpoints to actually receive and return some stuff.

We'll create a GET function which will

AWS Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Oct 29

Creating an AMI with HashiCorp Packer

HashiCorp's version control for infrastructure

Why use Packer? Infrastructure as code has become part of the buzzword bingo surrounding operational teams and their desired optimal workflows.

One could theoretically just start with a base AMI and manually update it and then re-save it as a

DevOps Author imageDavid Aquino Author imagedavid Oct 03

Read/Write to Private S3 Buckets in NodeJS

On the off-chance you were wondering how to do this

We here at H+S are dedicated to one simple cause: creating posts about oddly specific programming scenarios. Somewhere in the world as sad soul is looking to programmatically access files from an S3 server while keeping their bucket private.

NodeJS Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Jun 22

Using Pandas with AWS Lambda Functions

Forcefully use the Pandas library in your AWS Lambda functions

In one corner we have Pandas: Python's beloved data analysis library. In the other, AWS: the unstoppable cloud provider we're obligated to use for all eternity. We should have know this day would come.

While not the prettiest workflow, uploaded

AWS Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Jun 21

Preparing your AWS Project to Build an API

Using AWS API Gateway to create serverless APIs

There comes a surreal moment in nearly every profession in which perspective is violently forced into our own self-awareness. People with cooler jobs probably have that moment when they save their first patient, or launch their first rocket. For me,

APIs Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd May 06

MySQL on the Cloud with AWS RDS

Spinning up a standalone MySQL Database with Amazon

Last time we became familiar with the handiwork of setting up MySQL locally, navigating databases via command line, and exposing your database to external access. While badass, it has come to my attention that most people don't bother doing things

MySQL Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Apr 30