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Software Developer, Firmhouse
May 20, 2022
The New YouTube video is out!

I decided to be completely open and talk about how much money we spent during the last 3 years living as digital nomads.
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Senior architect, fourTheorem
May 15, 2022
Live streamed another episode of Learning Rust with Advent of Code:

🦀 Rust vs 🐍 Python: Advent of code in Rust - solving day 15/2021 (Twitch Live 2022-05-16)

In this episode, we completed day 15 of Advent of Code y2021 using Rust and we compared our solution with Python!

In this episode we started by looking at a Python solution for this exercise (impressive how much more concise Python always is!) then we implemented our custom solution in Rust.

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#Rust #Python #AoC
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Senior architect, fourTheorem
May 20, 2022
Published a new episode of AWS Bites podcast

37. How do you migrate a monolith to AWS without the drama?

Migrating monoliths to the cloud can be a scary, expensive and time consuming and time consuming activity. Many companies try to avoid it even if it could be beneficial for them, just because they think it would require too much work and be too risky. But there are interesting compromises and incremental approaches that can be used to simplify and de-risk this kind of migration. The idea is that you don’t necessarily have to dramatically re-engineer your application to move it to the cloud (and start to take advantage of it).

In this episode, based on an InfoQ article that we recently published, we discuss a fictional use case where a company with a monolithic application managed to move to the cloud with a minimum amount of change. The move to the cloud has brought more scalability and resilience for the company to move forward and expand. But it also brings new challenges and opportunities. We will discuss all of this in more detail and by the end of this episode you should have a checklist for migrating monoliths to the cloud with minimal effort.

⏱ timestamps:

00:00 Intro
01:12 Case study: a fictitious legal startup
02:50 What is the problem we are trying to solve with moving to the cloud?
05:40 What kind of tradeoffs can we suggest?
06:50 The new architecture: ALB + EC2 instances + S3 + RDS + ElastiCache
10:10 First steps: learning Infrastructure as Code and AWS Networking
13:18 Next step: data migration (files, database and session storage)
19:02 Next step: deploying the application code (AMIs and operational mindset shift)
22:37 Going live: HTTPS and DNS
25:25 Knowledge gap and other things the team needs to learn
27:50 What's next: opportunities and challenges
31:38 Wrapping up

In this episode, we mentioned the following resources:
- InfoQ article “A Recipe to Migrate and Scale Monoliths in the Cloud”:
- Our previous episode about other cloud migration strategies:
- Our previous episode about the difference between CloudFormation and Terraform for infrastructure as code:
- Our previous episode about the pros and cons of CDK for infrastructure as code:

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Software Developer, Firmhouse
May 16, 2022
Published a new video on YouTube about getting a driving license in Georgia:
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Customer Engineer, Microsoft
May 15, 2022
  Azure Container Apps is a serverless container platform that we can use to run microservices and containerized applications without having to worry about managing complex infrastructure and container orchestrations.
In this video, I introduce the key concepts and features of Azure Container Apps and go through a demo on how you can create a simple Container App using Bicep. 
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