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Discussion on: Why did I build my portfolio website with GatsbyJS?

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Harris Geo 👨🏻‍💻 • Edited

Hey Pedro,

Great work on your website I like the looks of it. I am also in the Gatsby world so please share any weird experiences you may had haha.

One question about your approach. You said you use an AWS S3 bucket for the images as a CDN. I assume you use the free tier right? Do you have any other interesting ways to use AWS for a personal blog project?

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Pedro Pimenta Author

I'm not Ben, thought, Ben is the other guy that commented :)

As for the AWS, it's the first time I have used it. It's the free tier, yes. For now I'm only saving the images, but I guess you can store whatever you need there.

I'm really not used to it, it was a bit daunting to get started. I would have chosen another content storing platform, but I want to learn about the most "industry standard" technologies I can and AWS fits the bill :)

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Harris Geo 👨🏻‍💻

Apologies Pedro. I corrected it and hoped you wouldn’t notice :)

Awesome approach! Have you checked Lambdas?

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Pedro Pimenta Author

Ah don't worry :) It stayed as Ben on the notification :P

I know about Lambdas and I used one a few years ago but it was the senior front-end that set it up, I was still very lost at JavaScript. I'll definitely check them for a future project!