Brian Farnhill

Solutions Architect at AWS, father of 2, fan of anything technical and believer that bacon will change the world one day. Opinions here are my own.

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One of the things I love about the AWS CDK is the fact that it makes it super easy to create and share constructs for use in multiple stacks. This addresses a set of challenges I see across customers who are creating and re-using sections of CloudForma...
All of the code that I write to run this site (and pretty much every project I work on) makes use of release pipelines to build, test and release my code. This helps me out in a lot of ways - firstly it helps make sure that my code is always built and t...
One of the tasks I’ve been helping a number of customers with recently is load testing of websites - making sure that apps can stand up to large amounts of traffic has always been critical, and verifying that before the real traffic comes is just as imp...
I love to cut some code at any opportunity, which isn’t a new thing for me, I’ve always been a developer at my core. Given that I’ve spent so many years in this space, it’s also not surprising to know that I’ve given plenty of thought over the years to ...
Re:Invent 2019 was an amazing conference once again, it was my second time speaking there and I had a blast! This year I had two sessions, I got to repeat the builder session “Scaling up a web application” with my good friend Tony Hawke and I also got t...