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Using the Terraform Map Function

How many times have you had something you’re building in Terraform where you use dynamic counting or things that need you to map one value to another? One clear example I had very recently for my fully automated EKS lab using Terraform for AWS was the need to distribute my nodes across availability zones. How can I easily have each …

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Adding Custom Domains and SSL/TLS with AWS Amplify

Woohoo! You’ve spun up your first AWS Amplify app successfully thanks to the work we did in our first post. That was cool until you realized that now you have some funky domain name like ka8enrkjasdf8het.amplifyapps.com which is not super friendly (unless your business happens to be named ka8enrkjasdf8het LLC). Configuring a Custom Domain and SSL/TLS on AWS Route53 My …

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Setting up a Jekyll Website with AWS Amplify

One of the fun parts of living my life in technology is that I really enjoy building web sites for different things I’m working on. Ok, I have a few too many. The bigger challenge is that I have a few different types of sites that I’m building. Some are WordPress (which I use Kinsta for), some which are Ruby …

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Are you Agile enough? You’re Doing it Wrong

One thing that I’ve found leads to failed adoption of good methods and methodologies is the rigidity of defining when you are actually successful in that system. Let’s use a couple of examples… You could use many different versions of the meme: Are you DevOps enough? Are you Agile enough? Are you Keto enough? I use the capitalized phrasing because …