• Back of the Envelope Encryption

    The security of your sensitive data, both at rest and in transit, should be a concern of every developer. So, what type of encryption method should you use? To start, we should define what is Symmetric and Asymmetric encryption. Symmetric encryption, is a type of cryptography where a single secret key is used for both…

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  • What is that Transform in SAM?

    For developers getting into the world of serverless applications using AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM), the Transform section might seem a bit cryptic. Basically, the Transform section acts as a translator. It tells AWS CloudFormation how to interpret your SAM template. Remember, SAM templates are written in their own YAML or JSON formats. However, CloudFormation…

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  • Hosting WordPress on AWS ECS with Fargate, EFS, and CDK

    Over the years, I’ve had my share of developing and hosting WordPress websites, both for personal projects and for my clients. My feelings towards WordPress are mixed. On the one hand, it excels as a content management system, especially with its intuitive Block editor within the admin. On the other hand, I have reservations about…

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