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Here’s a list of all my posts, have a look!

Aug 18, 2020
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...
Aug 9, 2020
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...
Apr 9, 2020
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...
Feb 11, 2020
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 ...
Jan 1, 2020
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...
Oct 11, 2019
If you’re a user of Visual Studio Code then you might have caught the feature update announcement recently that you can now do remote development with is. This opens some really interesting scenarios around how you develop and test code, like being able...
Sep 23, 2019
If you’re looking at building serverless web applications or mobile apps on AWS and you want to get going fast, then AWS Amplify is definitely something you want to have a good look at. One of the questions I was faced with when I was setting out on my ...
Aug 18, 2019
This month saw me get back to the Australian Digital Workplace Conferece for the first time after a few years away from it, and it was great to get amonst that crowd again. This year saw me present on how to use AWS services to build chatbots and do som...
Aug 2, 2019
I mentioned in the last post that I would talk a little bit about how I built the engine that runs this blog, and there are plenty of cool bits under the hood that I want to talk about. I’ll start with the high level architecture for today’s post and bu...
Jul 10, 2019
Well I’m back! For those of you who have been playing along at home you may have noticed that my blog went missing for a little while there. Long story short, I wasn’t using it and the content on it was largely out of date anyway (we’ve all Google’ed ou...