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AWS monthly wrap up - April 2021

Helen Anderson
Data wrangler, AWS Data Hero, and tag moderator on
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Hi! I'm Helen, one of your AWS Heroes! At the end of each month, I'll be showcasing some of the great posts, projects, and insights from the AWS community right here on

To get us started we have Sowmen with a deep dive into Docker, NGINX, and load balancing with AWS ELB. Check out the post for how to build a highly available system that is able to withstand spiky and heavy traffic over prolonged durations of operation.

Next, we have Arsh with an introduction to Terraform. Arsh will be writing more about Terraform in the coming weeks so check out this post, and stay tuned for more.

AWS Community Builder Adit then shares how to get started with containers on AWS. If you've ever been curious about Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Elastic Container Service (ECS), and Elastic Beanstalk this is a great place to start.

Moving on to our next post from Nader and a walkthrough of how to build a Neptune-backed AppSync GraphQL API with AWS CDK, AWS AppSync, and AWS Lambda. Check it out for a great tutorial, plus a video as well.

This next post by Ali from the AWS Amplify team showcases Amplify DataStore with an offline note editor tutorial. Having a performant offline app is important for global accessibility and leads to a better experience for users in areas with spotty internet and mobile connection.

Next, we have AWS Community Builder Allen with another excellent article on architecture, this time with serverless focus. Check it out for more on the core pillars of the Well-Architected model through a serverless application lens.

Our last post is from Taylor from Prismatic with a post on how their infrastructure has evolved over time. Taylor goes into what went well in Lambda, and why they made the decision to migrate some services to AWS Elastic Container Service (ECS).


Don't forget to check out The Elastic Guru, a community created to help young people and students get started with AWS.

As part of that mission, they are giving away $200 of free AWS credits. To be in to win all you need to do is introduce yourself in the welcome thread on The Elastic Guru forum by 31/5/2021.

Good luck!

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