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☁️ 📖 Learn By Doing Volume 01 💻🔨

Hey!

I spend most of my day researching, reading about, and experimenting with a wide variety of different technologies. Most of the time it is related to the cloud, but sometimes I go off and venture into blockchain or a new programming language.

I often share the great things I find on the interwebs via Twitter. But I thought it would be great to send a weekly snapshot to you as well.

Behold the weekly "Learn By Doing" newsletter.

Every week I will send you this email that is packed full of links I found during the week in my own research, reading, and experimentation. I might even add a little bit of commentary on particular links that I find interesting or noteworthy.

Without further ado, here is volume 1 of the learn by doing newsletter.

☁️ Cloud

Titus: Introducing Containers to the Netflix Cloud Netflix, our esteemed video streaming service has officially open sourced their container management platform codename Titus. Give this article a read for all of the nitty gritty details.

How to manage canary deployments on Lambda via the Serverless Framework Serverless, the framework, rolled out this awesome blog post about how to streamline canary deployments for AWS Lambda.

Implementing safe AWS Lambda deployments with AWS CodeDeploy Applying common DevOps concepts and practices is becoming increasingly important for AWS Lambda. This post demonstrates how to use traffic shifting to safely deploy new lambda functions.

PostgreSQL: AWS RDS vs. Aurora vs. Google Cloud SQL Google Cloud Platform announced that they are giving even more focus to managed database services. This is a nice performance comparison of AWS RDS, Aurora, and Google Cloud SQL.

Kubernetes best practices: How and why to build small container images You can't go anywhere right now without hearing about Kubernetes and/or containers. But are you paying attention to the size of your containers? You should, there is performance to be gained here.

📣 Blockchain

Get Started with Blockchain Using the new AWS Blockchain Templates CloudFormation templates to spin up Ethereum and HyperLedger networks in your own AWS account. This isn't the most cost effective thing, so be mindful of how long you leave this template running. This is going to speed up development of new blockchain technologies by a lot.

Stellar Build Challenge #6 – the Results CloudFormation templates to spin up Ethereum and HyperLedger networks in your own AWS account. This isn't the most cost effective thing, so be mindful of how long you leave this template running. This is going to speed up development of new blockchain technologies by a lot.

Languages

What is a static website? A common question I get on Twitter is what exactly a "static website" is. With my new book and video course I was trying to find a common explanation for the term. This article from Netlify really summarizes it pretty well.

VuePress: Vue-powered Static Site Generator We had Hugo, Gatsby, and many others, but nothing for the craze that is VueJs when it came to static site generators. If you were wishing for one, now you got it. I haven't given it a whirl yet, so please pass along your feedback here or on Twitter.

Goodbye, Object Oriented Programming Do you still think inheritance is the key to great programming? I hope not. But in the event you do, this article will bust the myths surrounding object oriented programming. Note: some are still very relevant and powerful, but should be used with care.

😎 Cool find of the week

GitHub Learning Lab Hats off to the folks at GitHub for creating an incredibly useful bot for learning Git. Sign in with your GitHub account, work with issues, fix them, use PRs, and become a Git ninja. This is very cool to say the least.

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