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Referencing dynamodb tables in cloudformation templates

When writing cloudformation templates, many resources provide ARNS, but referencing dynamodb isn’t that simple. Therefore, this post explains one solution which I’ve found works well – possibly not the biggest or most important news, but I think worthwhile to show… Continue reading →

How to manage unique credentials when developing locally with Python & AWS Lambda

I’ve been experimenting with developing Python code to try out Lambda, the Amazon Web Service which allows you to run code without the need to run virtual machines (or EC2 instances as they’re known in AWS-Land) or containers. However, managing… Continue reading →

Dynamodb & SystemD on Linux

I’ve been using normal relational databases for far too many years, but as I’ve been exploring the Amazon Web Services¬†(AWS), I came across their NoSQL offering ‘dynamodb’. As the name suggests, AWS expects you to run their services in ‘the… Continue reading →

AWS Cloudformation – step away from the json, here comes yaml

Anyone using Amazon Web Services will hopefully start using the CloudFormation service early on to start templating and automating the creation of their infrastructure. Until recently, these templates had to be written using the .json file format – however, this… Continue reading →

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