Recent Articles on the tecRacer AWS Blog

Implementing and deploying Custom Resources using CDK

CDK doesn’t offer every type of resource by default. Custom Resources allow us to overcome this limitation. Anything that can be created within a Lambda function, can be deployed as a Custom Resource, with its lifecycle being managed by CDK/CloudFormation. This blog posts explains how to set this up using the example of an user in a SimpleAD.

Terraform OS Detection

In some rare cases it is important to know on which Operating System Terraform is being executed. Since there is (yet) no functionality that solves this by Terraform this hack can help in these situations.

Assessing compliance with AWS Audit Manager

Introduction As in traditional IT infrastructures, firms in regulated industries such as banks or energy providers have strict security requirements to comply with when using public cloud providers as well. However, cloud adoption is often driven by application development teams that are striving for increased speed and agility to launch new features in their application, but don’t care too much about those regulatory requirements. That makes it particularly important for IT governance functions to have effective tools to evaluate compliance with the aforementioned standards and gather evidence that can be provided to their internal or external auditors.

Working with lists in DynamoDB

DynamoDB supports complex data types like lists. In this post we take a look at different ways to interact with lists. We will use Python to write code that may be used in a data access layer to manipulate items with list attributes.