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20. Should I get an AWS certification?


https://youtu.be/qf0CuUOtPEI

In this episode of AWS Bites podcast, Eoin and Luciano talk about whether it is worth to get an AWS certification and why. We discuss why a certification can be important from the perspective of individuals and companies, what are the certifications available and how are they grouped. Finally we try to provide some suggestions for a study plan and give various useful resources and tips.

00:00 Intro
00:38 Is it worth getting a certification?
01:19 The value for students and junior engineers
02:15 The value for under-represented groups
03:10 The value for companies
04:00 The value for freelancers and consultants
05:30 What should employers do?
07:50 The AWS certifications available
09:00 Suggestions for the Solution Architect Associate exam
11:00 The professional tier
12:38 Differences between the associate and the professional tier
13:10 The specialty certifications
14:38 Preparing for an exam
16:25 Practice exams
19:10 Taking the Online exam vs on a local test center
21:38 How to approach the exam
24:10 Outro

In this episode we mentioned the following resources:
- Official AWS certifications landing page: https://aws.amazon.com/certification/
- Passing all the AWS certifications, article by Adam Elmore: https://adamelmore.medium.com/descent-into-cloud-madness-12-aws-certifications-in-6-weeks-965de12c626d
- Luciano’s post about AWS Solution Architect Associate exam notes and tips: https://loige.co/aws-solution-architect-associate-exam-notes-tips 
- Udemy and Tutorialspoint: https://udemy.com, https://www.tutorialspoint.com
- Adrian Cantrill’s AWS certification training material: https://cantrill.io
- A Cloud Guru: https://acloudguru.com

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- Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82YTMzMTJhMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== 
- Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/aws-bites
- RSS: ​​https://anchor.fm/s/6a3312a0/podcast/rss 

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I'm migrating https://www.check-run-reporter.com from EC2 and Aurora Postgres to Lambda and DynamoDB. 

Mostly, I'm doing this for to save costs. When my AWS credits run out, this project will be burning about $200 a month simply because Aurora Serverless is neither serverless nor cheap. More importantly to my customers, this change should also address the latency spikes they keep seeing because Aurora Serverless has been goofy since the AWS outage caused by the Let's Encrypt root certificate expiration this past fall.
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19. Is the serverless DX still immature?


In this episode of AWS Bites podcast, Luciano and Eoin talk about what the serverless Developer Experience (DX) is like and whether we should consider it still immature or not.
In this context we discuss some of the struggles with local development, what are some tools that can make our lives easier and how we can improve the overall serverless experience.

Big thanks to Padraig O'Brien (https://twitter.com/PadraigOBrien) for suggesting this topic!

00:00 Intro
00:46 What's a serverless application
01:00 Comparing more traditional architectures with serverless
02:00 The DX of container based applications
03:05 The "level of granularity" with serverless
05:00 The idea of infrastructure in the serverless context
05:50 Serverless local development
07:00 Localstack
08:50 Local mode vs cloud mode
09:33 Serverless Offline
10:00 SAM Local
10:30 Other tools (SST)
11:35 Hybrid development approach
12:25 The good and the bad parts of serverless
13:25 Synchronising code to the cloud, faster!
15:10 Speeding up security with better policy validation
15:48 Closing

In this episode we mentioned the following resources:
- LocalStack: https://localstack.cloud/
- Serverless offline plugin: https://github.com/dherault/serverless-offline
- SAM Local: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/serverless-application-model/latest/developerguide/sam-cli-command-reference-sam-local-start-api.html 
- SAM Accelerate: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/accelerating-serverless-development-with-aws-sam-accelerate/ 
- CDK HotSwap / CDK Watch: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/developer/increasing-development-speed-with-cdk-watch/ 
- SST: https://docs.serverless-stack.com

You can listen to AWS Bites wherever you get your podcasts:
- Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aws-bites/id1585489017
- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Lh7PzqBFV6yt5WsTAmO5q 
- Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82YTMzMTJhMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== 
- Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/aws-bites
- RSS: ​​https://anchor.fm/s/6a3312a0/podcast/rss 

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18. How do you move to the cloud?


In this episode of AWS Bites, Eoin and Luciano discuss some interesting strategies to take a workload to the cloud. Most of this episode is built around “6 Strategies for Migrating Applications to the Cloud” by Stephen Orban: (https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/enterprise-strategy/6-strategies-for-migrating-applications-to-the-cloud/) in which you can find the concepts of the “6 Rs for cloud migrations”: Retire or Retain, Re-purchase, Re-host, Re-platform and Re-architecture.
Throughout the episode we share our take on this approach and we try to provide our perspective and suggestions on how to apply this strategy and get some significant ROI for this project. Moving to the cloud is never a trivial thing and there are many elements to consider, especially in a medium/big organisation. This episode will help you to lay out all the elements that matter the most and come up with a solid plan for your next cloud migration.
00:00 Intro
00:40 What's your starting point?
02:07 6 Strategies for Migrating Applications to the Cloud
03:20 Retire
03:36 Retain
03:50 Re-purchase
04:22 Re-hosting
05:58 Re-platforming
09:50 Re-architecture
11:50 Guidelines & strategies for cloud migrations
12:05 Upfront planning approach
13:10 Lean/Agile approach (migrate one project first)
14:45 Measure of success for a cloud migration
19:20 Outro

In this episode we mentioned the following resources:
- 6 Strategies for Migrating Applications to the Cloud: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/enterprise-strategy/6-strategies-for-migrating-applications-to-the-cloud/

This episode is also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/AWSBites

You can listen to AWS Bites wherever you get your podcasts:
- Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aws-bites/id1585489017
- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Lh7PzqBFV6yt5WsTAmO5q 
- Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82YTMzMTJhMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== 
- Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/aws-bites
- RSS: ​​https://anchor.fm/s/6a3312a0/podcast/rss 

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17. How do you keep up with AWS in 2022?


In this episode of AWS Bites podcast, Luciano and Eoin talk about some ideas to stay update with the evergreen world of AWS. This is a much less structured episode than usual and we informally discuss some of our favourite resources including blogs, articles, YouTube channels, other podcasts and Twitter profiles.

00:00 Intro
00:48 Eoin's strategy
02:00 AWS Official Podcast
02:50 What's new on AWS Twitter Bot
03:30 AWS RSS News feed
03:50 AWS Related YouTune channels
04:00 Marcia Villalba's FooBar
04:30 Borislav Hadzhiev’s blog (CDK)
05:25 Werner Vogel’s blog
06:40 Cloudonaut’s blog & YouTube channel
08:30 AWS Builder Library
10:10 AWS Related Podcasts
10:22 Adam Elmore’s AWS.fm
11:14 Yan Cui’s Real World Serverless (and blog)
11:55 Rebecca Marshburn & Jeremy Daly's Serverless Chats podcast
12:20 AWS profiles on Twitter
12:50 Emily Shea on Twitter
13:15 Danilo Poccia and Heitor Lessa on Twitter
14:12 Jeremy Daly's off by None Newsletter
15:00 Closing

[This episode contains an Easter Egg. Can you find it? :) If not, have a peek at the comments, somebody has found it already!]


In this episode we mentioned the following resources:
- AWS what’s new (official): https://aws.amazon.com/new/
- What's new on AWS Twitter bot: https://twitter.com/awswhatsnew
- AWS News RSS Feed: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/recent/feed/
- AWS Podcast ​​https://aws.amazon.com/podcasts/aws-podcast/
- Werner Vogel’s blog: https://www.allthingsdistributed.com/
- Rebecca Marshburn & Jeremy Daly's Serverless Chats podcast: https://www.serverlesschats.com/
- Jeremy Daly’s Off by None Newsletter: https://offbynone.io/
- Cloudonaut’s blog: https://cloudonaut.io/
- Cloudonaut’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/cloudonaut
- Yan Cui’s blog: https://theburningmonk.com/
- Yan Cui’s Real World Serverless: https://realworldserverless.com/
- AWS Builder Library: https://aws.amazon.com/builders-library/
- Borislav Hadzhiev’s blog: https://bobbyhadz.com/
- Marcia Villalba’s Foobar on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FooBar_codes
- Adam Elmore’s AWS.fm podcast https://aws.fm/
- Emily Shea on Twitter: https://twitter.com/em__shea
- Emily Shea’s re:Invent 2021 “Getting started building your first serverless web application”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdyhdnWVukc 
- Danilo Poccia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danilop 
- Heitor Lessa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/heitor_lessa

This episode is also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/AWSBites

You can listen to AWS Bites wherever you get your podcasts:
- Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aws-bites/id1585489017
- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3Lh7PzqBFV6yt5WsTAmO5q 
- Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82YTMzMTJhMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== 
- Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/aws-bites
- RSS: ​​https://anchor.fm/s/6a3312a0/podcast/rss 

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