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Lou β€” Cloud Engineer

Writing mostly about Cloud Engineering. AWS Community Builder. DEV moderator for #serverless and #devops. Also likes: πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ 🏍 πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ 🎸

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Loughborough University

Work

Developer Experience (Platform Engineer) at DAZN

Which AWS Certification Should You Take First?

Which AWS Certification Should You Take First?

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The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 9 - CloudFront Custom Domain

The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 9 - CloudFront Custom Domain

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The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 8 - HTTPS & ACM

The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 8 - HTTPS & ACM

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Cloud Software Engineering Newsletter #22 (March Recap 2021)

Cloud Software Engineering Newsletter #22 (March Recap 2021)

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The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 7 - Deploying & Configuring CloudFront

The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 7 - Deploying & Configuring CloudFront

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The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 6 - Deploying & Configuring CloudFront

The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 6 - Deploying & Configuring CloudFront

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Can You Learn AWS (And Get Certified) With No Experience? e.g. No IT background or degree

Can You Learn AWS (And Get Certified) With No Experience? e.g. No IT background or degree

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Cloud Software Engineering Newsletter #21 (February Recap 2021)

Cloud Software Engineering Newsletter #21 (February Recap 2021)

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How Long Will It Take To Learn AWS? And How To Speed The Process Up!

How Long Will It Take To Learn AWS? And How To Speed The Process Up!

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Best Resources For AWS Certifications: An Extensive & Opinionated Guide (So You Pass The First Time!)

Best Resources For AWS Certifications: An Extensive & Opinionated Guide (So You Pass The First Time!)

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How Much Do AWS Certifications Cost? πŸ’Έ Including All The Extras

How Much Do AWS Certifications Cost? πŸ’Έ Including All The Extras

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Cloud Software Engineering Newsletter #20 (January Re-Cap 2021)

Cloud Software Engineering Newsletter #20 (January Re-Cap 2021)

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Okay, so I finally played with the ACloudGuru Playground and it's... awesome.

Okay, so I finally played with the ACloudGuru Playground and it's... awesome.

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Serverless: Who Sets Up Your Environment? πŸ€” Diving Into How The Serverless Environment Setup Works.

Serverless: Who Sets Up Your Environment? πŸ€” Diving Into How The Serverless Environment Setup Works.

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Can You Learn AWS On Your Own? How To Ensure Success πŸ€“.

Can You Learn AWS On Your Own? How To Ensure Success πŸ€“.

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How To Test AWS Lambda: Everything You Need To Get Started.

How To Test AWS Lambda: Everything You Need To Get Started.

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How To Debug AWS Lambda: A Detailed Overview

How To Debug AWS Lambda: A Detailed Overview

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Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #19 (December re-cap 2020)

Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #19 (December re-cap 2020)

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2020 Summary: How I Grew My Blog to 25,000 Pageviews & Earned My First Income From The Blog.

2020 Summary: How I Grew My Blog to 25,000 Pageviews & Earned My First Income From The Blog.

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Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #18 (November 2020)

Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #18 (November 2020)

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What Is Terraform Used For? The 3 Main Use Cases.

What Is Terraform Used For? The 3 Main Use Cases.

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Are Containers Serverless?

Are Containers Serverless?

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Help, my Lambda won't stop 😱 ! How To Stop An AWS Lambda Execution.

Help, my Lambda won't stop 😱 ! How To Stop An AWS Lambda Execution.

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Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #17 (October 2020)

Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #17 (October 2020)

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Lambda Extensions: What Are They, And Should You Care?

Lambda Extensions: What Are They, And Should You Care?

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Supportive tech forums & online communities: Any recommendations?

Supportive tech forums & online communities: Any recommendations?

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What Are The Pre-Requisites To Learning AWS? 5 Topics You Probably Should Look Into First.

What Are The Pre-Requisites To Learning AWS? 5 Topics You Probably Should Look Into First.

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Does AWS Require Coding? Understanding When You Might Need To Code.

Does AWS Require Coding? Understanding When You Might Need To Code.

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Can AWS Lambda Access A Database? And The Considerations You Should Be Taking.

Can AWS Lambda Access A Database? And The Considerations You Should Be Taking.

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How Long Does It Take To Learn Terraform? And How To Speed Up Your Learning.

How Long Does It Take To Learn Terraform? And How To Speed Up Your Learning.

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Is AWS Easy To Learn? (And How You Can Make It Easier)

Is AWS Easy To Learn? (And How You Can Make It Easier)

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Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #16 (September 2020)

Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #16 (September 2020)

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The Secret Of Web Development BootCamps And How To Use Cloud To Your Advantage

The Secret Of Web Development BootCamps And How To Use Cloud To Your Advantage

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Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #15 (August 2020)

Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #15 (August 2020)

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You’re Alerting Wrong: The Why & How Of Setting An AWS Lambda Alarm Using Error Rate Percentages.

You’re Alerting Wrong: The Why & How Of Setting An AWS Lambda Alarm Using Error Rate Percentages.

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Should You Use Typescript To Write Terraform? (The Terraform CDK)

Should You Use Typescript To Write Terraform? (The Terraform CDK)

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Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #14 (July 2020)

Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #14 (July 2020)

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A Philosophy For Effective Error Handling (Using JavaScript Examples)

A Philosophy For Effective Error Handling (Using JavaScript Examples)

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How To Setup Monitoring / Observability On Existing Software (e.g. A Web API): A Practical 5 Step Guide.

How To Setup Monitoring / Observability On Existing Software (e.g. A Web API): A Practical 5 Step Guide.

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Terraform: How To Rename (Instead Of Deleting) A Resource

Terraform: How To Rename (Instead Of Deleting) A Resource

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How I Gained Consistent Traffic To My Website Using SEO (And How You Can, Too)

How I Gained Consistent Traffic To My Website Using SEO (And How You Can, Too)

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Reader Question: Which AWS Certificates Should You Start With If You’re A Junior?

Reader Question: Which AWS Certificates Should You Start With If You’re A Junior?

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The Simplest Possible EC2 Web Server Setup Using Terraform (On AWS)

The Simplest Possible EC2 Web Server Setup Using Terraform (On AWS)

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Containers: Benefits and Making a Business Case

Containers: Benefits and Making a Business Case

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What is Terraform? A Simple Definition.

What is Terraform? A Simple Definition.

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10 Terraform Best Practices: For Secure & Fast Infrastructure.

10 Terraform Best Practices: For Secure & Fast Infrastructure.

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Serverless on AWS Lambda: A Comprehensive Comparison Of Approaches (Serverless Framework vs SAM vs Terraform vs CloudFormation)

Serverless on AWS Lambda: A Comprehensive Comparison Of Approaches (Serverless Framework vs SAM vs Terraform vs CloudFormation)

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3 Simple Serverless Beginner Project Ideas

3 Simple Serverless Beginner Project Ideas

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Misconceptions of Serverless: 5 Things You Thought AWS Lambda Did… But It Doesn’t.

Misconceptions of Serverless: 5 Things You Thought AWS Lambda Did… But It Doesn’t.

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How to Use AWS KMS in AWS Lambda

How to Use AWS KMS in AWS Lambda

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Should You Commit the Terraform .tfstate File to Git?

Should You Commit the Terraform .tfstate File to Git?

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The Ultimate Terraform Workflow: Setup Terraform (And Remote State) With Github Actions

The Ultimate Terraform Workflow: Setup Terraform (And Remote State) With Github Actions

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Master the AWS Lambda Console: A Comprehensive Walkthrough.

Master the AWS Lambda Console: A Comprehensive Walkthrough.

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Best Online Communities ForΒ Cloud Engineers (Forums, Chats & More)

Best Online Communities ForΒ Cloud Engineers (Forums, Chats & More)

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AWS Queues And Lambda Processing: A Simple, Quick Walkthrough.

AWS Queues And Lambda Processing: A Simple, Quick Walkthrough.

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How To Setup AWS Lambda Scheduled Events with Terraform

How To Setup AWS Lambda Scheduled Events with Terraform

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ACloudGuru: Is It Worth The Money? And Your Main Options For Learning Cloud

ACloudGuru: Is It Worth The Money? And Your Main Options For Learning Cloud

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What Is the Best Way to Learn Terraform?

What Is the Best Way to Learn Terraform?

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Create An AWS S3 Based Website Using Terraform And Github Actions

Create An AWS S3 Based Website Using Terraform And Github Actions

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2019 Summary: Up & Running With Serverless and Regaining Blogging Motivation

2019 Summary: Up & Running With Serverless and Regaining Blogging Motivation

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