Friday, July 3, 2020

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.

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 Simple Storage Service (S3)

S3 is object-based flat file unlimited storage. It's unlimited, but that doesn't mean we should throw files up there without thinking -- storage still costs money. It's not block-based, so it's not meant for storing operating systems or live databases. But any type of file can be stored (including database file backups), and each can be from 0 bytes up to 5 TB. General knowledge about S3 is one of the key categories in the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

Why are Kids Not Choosing a Software Career?

Last month, I commented on Scott Hanselman's blog about his Hanselminutes podcast in which he interviewed interns who worked for him at his now...


Programmers are a curious bunch. We'll spend hours or days working on a solution for ourselves that'll save us mere minutes. Part...