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☁️ 📖 Learn By Doing Volume 05 💻🔨

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With that, here is Volume #5 of the weekly Learn By Doing newsletter, enjoy!

☁️ Cloud

How Amazon Fresh is using Serverless Check out how your favorite new grocery store at Amazon is using Serverless.

Open-sourcing gVisor, a sandboxed container runtime Containers are clearly all the rage right now and for very good reason. However, the security of a container is often being overlooked. GCP announced today that they are open-sourcing their gVisor which provides for a more secure container environment.

6 things I’ve learned in my first 6 months using serverless This is a fantastic piece from James Bestwick on some lessons he has learned in six months of using serverless. My favorite one, "ditch Python".

A serverless solution to monitor the storage of your Amazon DynamoDB tables I find articles from AWS that are eat your own dog food quite fascinating. This ones explores how to monitor your DynamoDB tables storage use using Lambda.

Why I’m automatically deleting all my old tweets, and the AWS Lambda function I use to do this Looking to land that next job, but your a bit ashamed of your Twitter presecense from high school? You might want to give this a read, and maybe evaluate your social media decisions.

Comparing AWS Lambda performance of Node.js, Python, Java, C# and Go This post caused quite a ruckus when it first came out. Which language do you think was fastest? Click-through to find out if your right.

An in-depth introduction to Docker on AWS We hear about Docker and we hear about AWS. Then we hear about Docker and AWS, but do we actually know what that means? This is a nice intro to that very concept.

The quest for availability It is baffling how little of downtime you can have once you start adding 9s to the end of your SLA.

📣 Blockchain

Streaming Data Payment Protocol (SDPP) on IOTA The SDPP protocol whitepaper came out for IOTA a while back, but nobody quite understood what it meant for the IOTA community. This post does a nice job of diving into the details and the future of IOTA.


How I launched a new project in a weekend using Tailwind CSS and Amazon Web Services This is my most recent blog post! It is a peak behind the curtain at how I launched this very project using Tailwind CSS and AWS in a single weekend.

React in Patterns This was just released this past week and provides some incredible insight into how React was built and the patterns that were defined in doing so.

Colossus — An example microservice architecture for Kubernetes using Bazel, Go, Java, Docker, Kubernetes, Minikube, Gazelle, gRPC, and more The Twitterverse is alive with everything Kubernetes (K8s) related right now, but it is still a black box to a lot of folks. I found this blog post insightful from the perspective of getting a real project off the ground.

Hello Tensorflow Tensorflow is big, meaty, and a bit daunting at first. But Monica does a great job at walking us through it in this post and showing us some real results.

How to set-up a powerful API with Nodejs, GraphQL, MongoDB, Hapi, and Swagger Full-stack javascript is alive and well. Combined with GraphQL and MongoDB we are very much on the brink of having some incredible applications getting turned out.

Sled: a modern embedded database....that eats data If you like Rust, or have been kicking around the idea of learning a new language than Sled might be a tool for you.

😎 Cool find of the week

The importance of Deep Work & the 30-hour method for learning a new skill I have been reflecting a lot on how I accomplish things on a day to day basis. This is a great writeup that came across my desk the other day on leveraging Deep Work to accomplish those big goals you have. It is definitely worth a read if you find yourself multi-tasking a lot but not feeling accomplished.

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