Last month in AWS saw me rack up a bill of US$0.86 and with the terrible US/AUD exchange rate I’m out of pocket a whole AUD$1.30. As im playing around with new technology and integrating various services that AWS provides, I touched a few services this month, and discovered I should probably decommission services I’m not actually using anymore. No surpise to me that I excceded the free tier limits for S3.
Email for the blog? well that was the next thing I was wanting to tick off the list. Not only for the blog (I’m 99.99% certain I wont ever get an email), but I’ve always wanted to just pass out throw away email addresses for when I attend conferences - just to see who’s giving my email address around. Luckily AWS have a solution called Simple Email Service (SES) which is designed for just this use case.
So the “Serverless for Beginners” is another lab based course brought to you by the folks at A Cloud Guru. Its course details how to build a video transcribing service with a web front end using multiple cloud technologies using node.js. It’s quite a cool little application, I’m not sure I have a real world use for such an application, but any “lab” that gets me to build with multiple technologies isn’t a bad thing when I’m studying for the exams.
So in my AWS studies I came across a course from edX titled “AWS Developer: Building on AWS”. This is an awesome course that gives you hands on experience with multiple services in AWS. Its structured in such a way where each week will only take a few hours to complete and there are 6 weeks of courses. If I recall as long as you are not “overly testing” your solution (which would have to be significant) you are unlikely to go over the free tier on AWS.
So now that i’ve moved the blog over to a serverless architecture I thought I’d take the time to post how I went about enabling SSL and where to from here. Simple Storage Services (S3) Getting a static website up via S3 is super easy. Open up the S3 console -> select your bucket -> go to Properties -> Static Website Hosting. Select Use this bucket to host a website.
Its been a while since I posted a blog. I have just been really busy with what seems like a never ending stream of things that need to be done. Over the last month or so, I have been getting into AWS a lot for both work and personal use. I was fortunate enough to get a subscription to A Cloud Guru and I have hit that content hard. Very hard!