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Jira Performance Testing

For various reasons, we host our own Jira and Confluence instances within AWS. We have been talking about adding a CDN (CloudFront) to see if it will help with performance, especially for our end users in other countries. Rather than...

Deploying SAM Lambda's with Jenkins

I recently needed to write a Lambda function to do some resource cleanup in AWS, so I decided to take the opportunity to explore the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM). I still have a lot to learn with SAM, but...

Learning moto

Over the last few years, I’ve written a number of different Lambda functions in Python for keeping my AWS environment clean and to delete unused resources. Writing unit tests for my code has always been a weakness, and even more...

Issue Looking up Packer Image

A few months ago when I posted on building Packer images with Terraform I shared how I use the ID of the null resource to look up the image that I built. While this has worked out pretty well, I...