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2023 as AWS Community Builder

2024-01-21 6 min read 3sky
Welcome It’s the 3rd week of January 2024. The Community Builder form for the current year is probably already closed, right? Ah, it’s not true. It will be closed on the 27th of January, so you still have some time - 5 days. If you need a TLDR, go and apply as fast as possible! Do it now! If you’ve already applied, I have some stories to share or rather an extended 2023 summary. Continue reading

What is the best `as Code` tool in 2023?

2023-07-24 7 min read 3sky
Welcome Based on the success of my latest article (CHATGPT!), I’ve decided to continue in that direction by creating shorter and more user-friendly content. Today, I have some thoughts and feelings to share about a complex topic. Recently, I was asked to prepare a sample infrastructure for an OKD cluster from scratch, without pre-built templates. I first used AWS CDK, then rewrote it to Pulumi, and finally to cdktf. You may wonder why I made these changes, and the answer is simple: I really enjoy my job! Continue reading

Top 5 ChatGPT use cases in AWS Solution Architecture role

2023-06-28 9 min read 3sky
Welcome Hey there, my friends! Today, I want to share with you the top 5 use cases of ChatGPT in my daily job. But before we dive in, let me tell you a little story. Recently, I made the switch from Obsidian to Logseq, for note-taking, and it got me into the habit of preferring shorter form in general. So, let’s get straight to the point and explore how ChatGPT can help us save time and make our lives easier! Continue reading

Optimizing Video Localization with ML and AWS Batch

2023-06-01 6 min read 3sky
Welcome As you may know, I had the opportunity to speak publicly during AWS Community Day Warsaw. The talk was about a non-trivial challenge related to AWS services. Since there was no recording available and the slides alone are not sufficient, I decided to write a blog post to document this homegrown project. During the showcase, you will see various services and encounter different issues. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn or via email. Continue reading

Simplify the networking with VPC Lattice

2023-04-08 8 min read 3sky
Welcome I started writing this on April 7th, 2023, a few weeks after the release of VPC Lattice (although it’s not yet available everywhere). I was curious about what it is and what it’s supposed to do, so I asked ChatGPT. For now we need to rely on documentation As there isn’t much information available yet, I’ll rely on the official documentation for now. According to the documentation, “Amazon VPC Lattice is a fully managed application networking service that you use to connect, secure, and monitor all of your services across multiple accounts and virtual private clouds (VPCs). Continue reading

Can you use ECS without DevOps

2023-03-16 9 min read 3sky
Welcome Use your imagination and assume that some team was encouraged to migrate from Azure AppService. It was a decision at a high level, so the small dev team needs to migrate into AWS. What’s the issue you can ask? They have no experience with Amazon Web Services, also they don’t have a “DevOps” person. The app is a JAR file. AppService allowed them to put a file into the service and run it on production, without any issues. Continue reading

How to use Lambda as a glue?

2023-02-09 7 min read 3sky
Welcome Let’s keep this article short. The topic is rather popular, but not very well documented. It’s based on quite a popular issue, which is about untagged EC2. Sometimes developers launch virtual machines, without tags. Why it’s so important? Because without tags, you have no idea about the machine’s purpose. You have no owner, now, project, no cost center, etc. I know that some of these things can be checked with CloudTrail, however, it’s still about keeping the environment clean. Continue reading
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