Newsletter martinmueller.dev 2022 week 29

24th July 2022

This week was hot in Germany. Not just in terms of cool news around DevOps and more, it was physically hot :). My highlight of this week was the in-person AWS UG Meetup in Berlin. It was super amazing to see some AWS CDK friends in real :)!

In this weekly newsletter, I write a summary of posts that got my attention during the week. I center around topics AWS, DevOps, Architecture, AWS CDK, Serverless, Data Engineering, Data Analytics and much more.

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:astonished: My Top 5 List of Resources that I Wish I Knew When I Started Programming

https://dev.to/eludadev/my-top-5-list-of-resources-that-i-wish-i-knew-when-i-started-programming-j04

Contains some useful tips for how to improve your programming skills. My favorite one is to connect with a developer community. One community my heart belongs to is the AWS CDK community. Come and join us. Is a lot of fun and helpful people. https://join.slack.com/t/cdk-dev/shared_invite/zt-xtpfmrqt-6ormYTA0hLdpMSAtTkM_2A

Thanks a lot to the author Eluda

Lambda Powertools TypeScript is Generally Available

https://dev.to/aws-builders/lambda-powertools-typescript-is-generally-available-1dm8

A super nice deep dive into the Lambda PowerTools TypeScript and its features. The structured log capability looks super interesting. And I didn't know about the embedded metric for CloudWatch. That is super cool!

Thanks a lot to the author Matt Morgan

What Is Data Gravity And Is It Important With Serverless?

https://www.readysetcloud.io/blog/allen.helton/what-is-data-gravity-and-is-it-important/

An interesting article on how accumulating data (data gravity) makes it hard to move like potentially changing the cloud provider. The author explains how to reduce the burden of data gravity.

Thanks a lot to the author Allen Helton

AWS open-source news and updates, #121

https://dev.to/aws/aws-open-source-news-and-updates-121-1h18

As always a very good summary of the week. The spot-interruption-simulation project got my attention. It sounds super cool for simulating the use of Ec2 spot instances.

Thanks a lot to the author Ricardo Sueiras

Simplifying serverless best practices with AWS Lambda Powertools for TypeScript

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/simplifying-serverless-best-practices-with-aws-lambda-powertools-for-typescript/

A summary of the AWS Lambda Powertools for TypeScript. This looks very interesting and for my next more complex Lambda, I will give it a try!

Thanks a lot to the author Julian Wood

The truth behind being a good programmer

https://dev.to/bekbrace/the-truth-behind-being-a-good-programmer-171b

Yep, it has fair points for what makes a good programmer :).

Thanks a lot to the author Bek Brace

What Software Developers can learn from Gutenberg

https://dev.to/polterguy/what-software-developers-can-learn-from-gutenberg-5bpa

A sweet enlightenment of how important Johannes Gutenberg was to the software development community and everything else.

Thanks a lot to the author Thomas Hansen

Why do I think snapshot tests are a bad idea

https://dev.to/syeo66/why-do-i-think-snapshot-tests-are-a-bad-idea-1imp

An interesting explanation of why snapshot testing is a bad idea.

Thanks a lot to the author Red Ochsenbein

5 Questions to Ask When Developing an Automation Strategy

https://thenewstack.io/5-questions-to-ask-when-developing-an-automation-strategy/

A nice top-down article about automation when developing. But it feels a bit like fitting into a context of a bigger software company.

Thanks a lot to the author CHRIS TOZZI

5 things to keep in mind as a programmer

https://dev.to/devsimc/5-things-to-keep-in-mind-as-a-programmer-1c24

A routine of continuous learning is my favorite out of those 5. But the others are important too so read it!

Thanks a lot to the author simc dev

Single Sign-On (SSO) using AWS Cognito and Azure AD

https://blog.getambassador.io/single-sign-on-sso-using-aws-cognito-and-azure-ad-356951536218

Interesting to see how you can leverage your Azure Active Directory (AD) for setting as Identity Provider (IdP) for AWS Cognito.

Thanks a lot to the author Supratip Banerjee

Final Words

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