AWS

We are moving again!

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Last year we moved from Paris, France to Dublin, Ireland. Now we are moving from EC2 to Lightsail! (With “WE” I mean “nickvanhoof.com”) To validate the move I already moved this website to a Lightsail version under a different domain name. You can find it here: https://codingexpedition.com . It is a perfect clone of this […]

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Bike power: calculate your power on the bike!

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Howdy folks, The Belgain cyclist Victor Campenaerts is attacking the world hour record on April 16 2019. This inspired me to build an app where you can calculate your own power: https://www.wattsappcycling.com/ Compare yourself with pro’s and find out how strong you are! For the technical guys and girls among you: I built an Angular frontend […]

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Kinesis

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Kisesis Data Streams is the real-time data streaming service that AWS provides.   AWS provides a couple of great tutorial to get accustomed with Kinesis.   If you are new to Kinesis I would start out with this tutorial: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/lambda/latest/dg/with-kinesis-example.html create a kinesis stream make a lambda function listen on the stream put events on […]

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CloudFormation

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I wanted to compare CloudFormation and SAM with Terraform which I know from work. The following tutorials are really great if you want to get started with CloudFormation: How CloudFormation works — by tongueroo: Youtube BlogPost Getting started with AWS SAM — by Foo Bar: Youtube For a deeper dive, more info and sample templates:  AWS docs

App

Lambdas: a guestbook implementation

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Hi y’all, Wanna go straight to the result, a guestbook using aws Lambda Functions: here. Some more detail: I implemented business logic for lambdas at work before. But when I did the infrastructure to deploy and run the lambda was already in place. So I wanted to start from scratch with a simple example. This […]

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Change the time of your Linux? (aws)

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So you have a server in the States but your living in France. Guess what.. The server time is different from your local time. Fix To find the available timezones cd into : cd /usr/share/zoneinfo ls Allright! I see Europe and when I cd into Europe I find Paris. So remember “Europe/Paris”.   Now go […]