Thursday, July 29, 2021

AWS Living Tip Sheet: SAM

The AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) is a CloudFormation transformation macro used to ease the creation of serverless applications. We can think of it as a lightweight CloudFormation template with the core purpose of creating serverless infrastructure as code.

AWS Pricing and Billing (Part 1)

One of the critical categories of questions for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam is billing. It’s estimated to be from 12% to 20% of the exam. Every service and support plan have their own pricing models, and I’ll try to clarify all of these here. This is a large topic, so I’m going to split this over three articles. I don’t believe the exams will ask about specific prices, as these can always change. But the important thing is understanding the relative pricing, so you could be able to make intelligent cost analysis decisions.

A Man, A Plan, A Canal: Panama

We all learned that phrase in elementary school when learning about palindromes, but this is taking on a new meaning for me. So many...

Bit Literacy – Naming Files, Revisited

I recently finished reading Mark Hurst's new book, Bit Literacy, and I definitely recommend it. It's a quick read, but it's one of...

AWS Pricing and Billing (Part 2)

In my last article, we discussed the support options' costs and EC2 pricing. This is a large topic, so I'm going to have to have a 3rd part since S3 takes up a lot. I don't believe the exams will ask about specific prices, as these can always change. But the important thing is understanding the relative pricing, so you could be able to make intelligent cost analysis decisions.