Cloud

A global game changer. The Cloud is a framework that delivers on a promise of cost-effective, performant, secure, comprehensive and reliable infrastructures for the years to come. It has become possible to freely innovate without needing to configure software or hardware at each step. Without the need to maintain ever increasing server rooms.

The articles of this section are aimed at unlocking ideas that could help enhancing your experience with your favorite Cloud providers. Do not forget to do your own research though, as this domain moves very fast with new services on a daily to weekly basis.

AWS Competency Program: a focus on excellence

Posted Wednesday December 04, 2019

Words of notice: This is an article I wrote for Gekko. Many thanks for their consent to sharing this story here. Gekko @ re:Invent 2019 – Wednesday, December 4rd of 2019 The program As an organization, possessing an AWS Competency means being able to prove your expertise in a specific field. It means becoming a partner of choice for companies that would like to rely on AWS to meet their expectations. It means showing creativity in solving the most complex problems, those for which there is no answer yet. It means being officially recognized by AWS for these reasons, standing...

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Amazon CodeGuru: quality before all else

Posted Tuesday December 03, 2019

Words of notice: This is an article I wrote for Gekko. Many thanks for their consent to sharing this story here. Gekko @ re:Invent 2019 – Tuesday, December 3rd of 2019 An artistic blur of quality The notion of code quality is paradoxically one of the elements that divide development teams, but which nevertheless exposes fundamental notions that have been anchored for decades in the field. At the turn of a conversation between followers of Software Craftsmanship, we can hear about technical debt, dead code elimination or, for the most subtle, cyclomatic complexity. Developing a service requires writing code. Every...

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EC2 Image builder: building EC2 AMIs the AWS way

Posted Monday December 02, 2019

Words of notice: This is an article I wrote for Gekko. Many thanks for their consent to sharing this story here. Gekko @ re:Invent 2019 – Monday, December 2nd of 2019 The issue with image building Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud or EC2 is one of the AWS top services. Its scope in terms of covered needs is immense and grows constantly with the introduction of new variants of operating systems, services and additional hardware. When a service is that ubiquitous, it becomes a standard and naturally forms its ecosystem. Today, this new feature concerns one of the weakest links of...

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Self-service FaaS infrastructure with Terraform

Posted Monday October 28, 2019

Words of notice: This is an article I wrote for Gekko. Many thanks for their consent to sharing this story here. On Serverless, FaaS and Infrastructure as Code It has been a few years now that Serverless as a concept changed the shape of our Clouds. What started off as a logical step, a new tool after the advent of container technologies became a subject in and of itself. However, let us define a boundary first: this post will be concentrating on a major domain of Serverless which is the Function as a Service, also known as FaaS. The title...

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