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About El John Acebedo

I'm a Junior AWS Consultant and Content Creator. I taught myself AWS while working as a full-time PCB Design Engineer. I'm interested in making serverless applications on the cloud and have a passion for teaching. I am also currently an SAA (Solutions Architect Associate) certified professional.

Aurora Serverless Tutorial Part 2


Aurora Serverless Tutorial - Part 2 In the first part of this tutorial, we gave a walkthrough on Aurora Serverless and its use case. You can read the article here. For this tutorial, we will do some hands-on training and create an Aurora Serverless database. Creating an Aurora Serverless Database: 1. Open the AWS console and go to RDS. Click the button “Create database”. 2. Choose Amazon Aurora. You can either choose MySQL or PostgreSQL compatibility. In this tutorial, we will use MySQL compatibility. As of this writing, there are two versions of MySQL that Aurora serverless supports. Under the [...]

Aurora Serverless Tutorial Part 22020-10-12T22:38:09+00:00

Aurora Serverless Tutorial – Part 1


Aurora Serverless Tutorial - Part 1 What is Aurora Serverless?  Before we get into it, let us briefly define Aurora and serverless first. Aurora is a fully managed, closed source relational database that is compatible with MySQL and PostgreSQL. According to Amazon, it is five times faster than the standard MySQL and three times faster than PostgreSQL. It uses a distributed architecture that provides fault tolerance and high availability.  Serverless is a technique in the cloud that follows the ‘pay-per-use’ model. As opposed to its name, serverless does not mean not using ‘servers’. There is no magic in it. It [...]

Aurora Serverless Tutorial – Part 12020-10-06T01:46:19+00:00

Lifecycle Event Hooks in CodeDeploy


Lifecycle Event Hooks in CodeDeploy In biology, life cycle refers to the series of stages or events that occur during an organism’s lifetime. Lifecycle also applies when automating software deployment on AWS CodeDeploy. Lifecycle event hooks refer to the series of events that describes how a deployment is accomplished. It allows you to control or perform actions on different stages of your deployment. In the traditional way, whenever you release a new feature for your application, you would have to manually disable the app and install the code. If the code resides in a repository like github, you’d have to [...]

Lifecycle Event Hooks in CodeDeploy2020-09-29T00:08:28+00:00

Unique Ways to Build Credentials and Make a Successful Career Shift to Cloud Computing


Unique Ways to Build Credentials and Make a Successful Career Shift to Cloud Computing In the previous post, we discussed whether having cloud certifications is enough to land a job. You can view the article here. In this section, we'll share some noteworthy activities that you can do to build your credentials and help you land a cloud-related job. Trying to land a job in the field of cloud computing with no prior work experience can drive people mad. Most entry-level positions on job postings demand at least two years of professional experience. But how the heck can you get [...]

Unique Ways to Build Credentials and Make a Successful Career Shift to Cloud Computing2020-09-04T10:22:41+00:00

Interview Tips to Help You Land a Cloud-Related Job


Interview Tips to Help You Land a Cloud-Related Job This is the last part of our Introduction to Cloud Computing blog series. In this article, we'll give some interview tips to help you land a job and build a fruitful career in cloud computing. The average time for a job interview lasts around 30-45 minutes. And within this limited time-frame, you must leave an impressive mark and good impression to your prospective employer. We will clear off the soft skills for now as you can find many of them on the Internet and instead focus on the technical matters that [...]

Interview Tips to Help You Land a Cloud-Related Job2020-09-04T10:41:25+00:00

Are Cloud Certifications Enough to Land me a Job?


Are Cloud Certifications Enough to Land me a Job? The sad truth is that getting a job with just a certification alone is difficult or almost impossible to achieve. Cloud Certifications are a great way to display your credibility and validate your knowledge. It also shows that you have invested time and money into improving your skill set. But if you want to pursue a career in cloud computing, having certifications alone isn't gonna cut it; you need to have relevant skills and experience to demonstrate your expertise to employers. So does it mean that certifications are just a piece [...]

Are Cloud Certifications Enough to Land me a Job?2020-09-04T10:16:22+00:00

AWS vs Azure vs GCP – Which One Should I Learn?


AWS vs Azure vs GCP - Which One Should I Learn? In the previous section, we outlined the different certifications paths for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. In this post, we will now compare these top three cloud service providers and share the advantages of learning these technologies. Selecting a cloud platform to learn depends on several factors like your current skills or demands in the job market. There is no absolute rule in learning a particular cloud platform, as most of them can be used to solve the same problems. This article will look at the key takeaways from [...]

AWS vs Azure vs GCP – Which One Should I Learn?2020-09-07T22:04:22+00:00

AWS, Azure, and GCP Certifications Path


AWS, Azure, and GCP Certifications Path In cloud computing and the IT industry in general, one way to prove that you know what you’re talking about is through certifications. If you are new to cloud, you might be wondering which AWS, Azure or Google Cloud certification exam is suitable for you. The first thing you need to do before you start is to write down your purpose in getting certifications. Is it for career growth, financial growth, or personal growth? Your purpose will be your driving factor in determining which certification exam is right for you. In this section of [...]

AWS, Azure, and GCP Certifications Path2020-09-04T10:01:31+00:00

Introduction to Google Cloud Platform


Introduction to Google Cloud Platform In the previous posts, we gave you an introduction to AWS and Microsoft Azure. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the basics of the Google Cloud Platform.  Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a global cloud services suite offered by Google that uses the same infrastructure that they use internally for their end-user products. In April of 2008, Google announced its first cloud computing service called the App Engine. It is a platform for developing and hosting web applications in Google-managed data centers. Since then, Google has added a lot of cloud services on [...]

Introduction to Google Cloud Platform2020-09-04T09:55:23+00:00

Introduction to Microsoft Azure


Introduction to Microsoft Azure In the previous section, we gave you an overview of AWS. In this section, we'll give you an introduction to Microsoft Azure. Azure is a cloud computing platform that was introduced by Microsoft in 2010. It gives you the ability to create, manage, and deploy applications across a vast global network. Microsoft Azure also offers a range of services to help your company address the existing and potential business challenges in your infrastructure and applications. Microsoft Azure has the second-largest share in the cloud industry. It also has specialized regions for compliance or legal purposes. Azure [...]

Introduction to Microsoft Azure2020-09-25T02:46:46+00:00

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