My very top secret project has progressed up to a point but stalled when it came to building a UI. And also – guess what! – I had another epiphany or lights-on moment, whatever you want to call it. Given the nature of the application it struck me that that the whole thing would be best suited to a serverless-Lamdba-API Gateway-S3 architecture. I am now a Certified Architect so I can do these things. It is not that big a step. Many of my Python routines can be pulled into Lambda as-is.
This does mean of course that I will be moving from EC2 to Serverless before serving any real customers.
It also means I cannot reveal the brilliant idea and name for the application just yet.
I have decided to conclude my year of AWS Certification hoarding by doing the Associate Developer exam. There is a lot to be leveraged from knowledge learnt on previous exams so not leaving it too late is an advantage. I also think that the topics will support my various projects nicely. In fact it was while going through API Gateway modules that I decided to rework my very top secret project. Yes, I know I am a certification junkie.
After that, I think I will give AWS studying a rest for a while. The next stage up hurts my head thinking just thinking about it.
I attended my first DevOpsDays in September. Will definitely do it again. Very chilled, great talks – much more varied than I had anticipated. I really enjoyed the Open Spaces too. I will add links to my favourite talks in My Picks below.
I was particularly inspired by a lightning talk on how some deliberately over-engineered their profile web-site in order to learn as many technologies as possible. This is a sentiment I share. Most of the things I work on privately are done this way.
“At this point it dawned on him that the leopard had not seen him in the monkey suit before” was one go the funniest lines I have read in a while. Well recommended.
Overengineering Your Personal Website – How I Learn Things Best – Jamie Tanna – here.
Tickets and Silos Ruin Everything – Damon Edwards – here.