Today I Learned

  • Improving ECS performance serving dynamic content using AWS Cloudfront

    March 4th, 2020

    AWS CloudFront is a content delivery network commonly used for serving static content, by changing the caching time to live you are able to serve dynamic content and utilise all the other benefits CloudFront provides.

  • Using Route 53 weighted routing to safely migrate production traffic without any downtime

    February 23rd, 2020

    Recently I did a piece of work to re-architect the infrastructure to improve site speed and reliability. Route53 weighted routing allowed us to safely migrate production traffic to the new infrastructure whilst monitoring for any log errors or performance alerts.

  • AWS Certifications

    February 22nd, 2020

    During October 2019 between jobs, I decided to sit all the Associate AWS certifications. Pretty happy I amanged to pass them all so now the next steps are the Professional certifications.

  • Reorganising AWS Accounts to improve security

    August 26th, 2019

    Over Bank Holiday Weekend I decided to spend some time further locking down my AWS accounts, over the years AWS has made it a lot easier to manage multiple accounts thanks to AWS Organizations.

  • Looking back on 2018

    January 1st, 2019

    As the year has come to an end and a new one has just begun, there is no better time to look back and reflect on the previous year. I've seen quite a few people on Twitter do their top three but I could not pick so I've decided to do a blog post instead.

  • Reversing Jenkins credentials

    October 15th, 2018

    Jenkins is a CI/CD server; you can build code, run tests, push artifacts, deploy to the cloud; essentially do anything a developer might want to do from his local machine.