Consistent Style Across Editors

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Consistent Style Across Editors

Sometimes, common themes occur if working on a project with multiple people and different development environments. One of the unexpected, time-consuming problems is related to editor configurations.

But it is pretty easy to unify things, if you know where to look…

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Consistent Style Across Editors

Sometimes, common themes occur if working on a project with multiple people and different development environments. One of the unexpected, time-consuming problems is related to editor configurations.

But it is pretty easy to unify things, if you know where to look…

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How to deploy XWiki on AWS with One Click

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Deploy your selfhosted serverless XWiki now! There are many ways to get your own, truly private and selfhosted, wiki in the exciting cloud computing times. SaaS solutions exists and many OpenSource Software can be hosted on virtual machines or even hardware. But what is the best way to deploy such Wiki on your AWS Account? This blog post shows you how to operate a deployment of XWiki without harming any servers.
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Deploy your selfhosted serverless XWiki now! There are many ways to get your own, truly private and selfhosted, wiki in the exciting cloud computing times. SaaS solutions exists and many OpenSource Software can be hosted on virtual machines or even hardware. But what is the best way to deploy such Wiki on your AWS Account? This blog post shows you how to operate a deployment of XWiki without harming any servers.
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Start Guessing Capacity - Benchmark EC2 Instances

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Stop guessing capacity! - Start calculating. If you migrate an older server to the AWS Cloud using EC2 instances, the prefered way is to start with a good guess and then rightsize with CloudWatch metric data. But sometimes you’ve got no clue, where to start. And: Did you think all AWS vCPUs are created equal? No, not at all. The compute power of different instance types is - yes - different.
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Stop guessing capacity! - Start calculating. If you migrate an older server to the AWS Cloud using EC2 instances, the prefered way is to start with a good guess and then rightsize with CloudWatch metric data. But sometimes you’ve got no clue, where to start. And: Did you think all AWS vCPUs are created equal? No, not at all. The compute power of different instance types is - yes - different.
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Speed up Docker Image Building with the CDK

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When building docker images with the CDK you might notice increasing build times on subsequent invocations of cdk synth. Depending on your setup, there might be a simple solution to that problem - using a .dockerignore file. In this post I’m going to briefly explain how and why that’s useful and may help you.
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When building docker images with the CDK you might notice increasing build times on subsequent invocations of cdk synth. Depending on your setup, there might be a simple solution to that problem - using a .dockerignore file. In this post I’m going to briefly explain how and why that’s useful and may help you.
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Enforcing encryption standards on S3-objects

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Encrypting objects at rest is a best practice when working with S3. Enforcing this with policies is not as trivial as you may think. There are subtle issues with default encryption, which may result in compliance risks. We’re going to investigate these issues and show you how to solve them.
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Encrypting objects at rest is a best practice when working with S3. Enforcing this with policies is not as trivial as you may think. There are subtle issues with default encryption, which may result in compliance risks. We’re going to investigate these issues and show you how to solve them.
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Deployment Issues with Cross Stack Dependencies and the CDK

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In this blog post I explain to you how to handle a particular class of errors with cross stack dependencies in the CLoud Development Kit.
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In this blog post I explain to you how to handle a particular class of errors with cross stack dependencies in the CLoud Development Kit.
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CDK Speedster - fast Lambda deployment

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CDK is great for serverless architectures. But the deploy times even for small lambda functions is to slow.

Here is a little trick which can speed up things a lot. A small caveat: It is cheating.

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CDK is great for serverless architectures. But the deploy times even for small lambda functions is to slow.

Here is a little trick which can speed up things a lot. A small caveat: It is cheating.

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The CDK pipeline construct

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Generation of Infrastructure-as-Code is fun. To be the real DevOps hero, you should build a complete CI-CD pipeline. But this is a piece of work. And if you want to deploy to multiple accounts, it gets tricky. With the new CDK, builtin pipeline Construct, it’s easy - if you solve a few problems. Here is a complete walk-through.

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Generation of Infrastructure-as-Code is fun. To be the real DevOps hero, you should build a complete CI-CD pipeline. But this is a piece of work. And if you want to deploy to multiple accounts, it gets tricky. With the new CDK, builtin pipeline Construct, it’s easy - if you solve a few problems. Here is a complete walk-through.

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