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☁️ 📖 Learn By Doing Volume #43 💻🔨

Here we are, 43 weeks of the Learn By Doing newsletter. This week is a bit lighter than usual since I am on vacation in sunny (although sometimes raining) Hawaii.

Nevertheless, there is some awesome articles this week. This is especially true for our Cloud category, we have an incredible look at the Nitro System that powers EC2 courtesy of AWS superstar James Hamilton. There is a great read on how IAM could potentially be cloud lock-in if done poorly. There is also some awesome stuff coming out of GitHub with their recent announcement of Draft Pull Requests.

Check out all that and more in this weeks volume of the Learn By Doing newsletter.

☁️ Cloud

James Hamilton on AWS Nitro SystemIf you have never had the pleasure of listening to a James Hamilton talk at re:Invent, put it on your must-do list. This is an article from the AWS superstar himself that explores the AWS Nitro System. No, it's not a new service you can use. But it is a fantastic read on how it is used behind the scenes to power EC2.

Robust Microservices Communication with Amazon SQS QueuesThe powerhouse duo that is SNS + SQS has returned in yet another blog post. This is another good read on the power this pub + sub pattern provides and how easy it is to implement in AWS. Check it out if you are just starting to build out your services in AWS, HTTP is not the only communication protocol you can use.

Cloud Irregular: IAM Is The Real Cloud Lock-InForrest Brazeal, AWS Serverless Hero, came out with this new article earlier this week. In it he challenges, once more, the pockets of folks that view serverless as proprietary lock in. While the debate rages on, Forrest aims to provide a clearer picture of what real cloud lock-in looks like in the form of IAM.

🔨 Tools

GitHub - Introducing draft pull requestsThe days of tagging your GitHub Pull Requests with WIP (work in progress) might be coming to an end. Recently the folks at GitHub shipped Draft PRs. This is going to be very handy for those scenarios where you want to start a conversation amongst your collaborators before you decide to actually ship the final change.

Code && Languages

Scalability: Growing a System in Different DirectionsVaidehi Joshi is back with her Base DS course, a basic look at distributed systems. This post is all about scalability, a very important topic in the world of modern day distributed systems. This could be very handy for folks that are new to distributed computing, especially in the cloud.

😎 Cool find of the week

AWS Technical Reference ImplementationsThis is a hidden gem amongst the AWS documentation. Few people go in and look at these reference implementations for various technical problems, and that's a bit of a shame. While these may not be specific to the exact problem you are trying to solve in AWS, they are a very good place to start.

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