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Re-thinking developer experience • Product @Gitpod 🍊 Helping folks get their start in cloud • @openupthecloud ☁️ AWS Community Builder 🛠 Replies in GIFS 😃

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Loughborough University

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Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #30 (January Recap 2022)

Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #30 (January Recap 2022)

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24 Days To Pass The AWS Dev Exam: Exactly How I Did It 🚀

24 Days To Pass The AWS Dev Exam: Exactly How I Did It 🚀

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Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #29 (November Recap 2021)

Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #29 (November Recap 2021)

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Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #28 (October Recap 2021)

Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #28 (October Recap 2021)

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2021 Summary: A Rebrand To “Open Up The Cloud” & The Start Of Video Content

2021 Summary: A Rebrand To “Open Up The Cloud” & The Start Of Video Content

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Open Up The Cloud Monthly Income Report – Dec 2021

Open Up The Cloud Monthly Income Report – Dec 2021

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Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #27 (August and September Recap 2021)

Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #27 (August and September Recap 2021)

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What Are The Different Roles In The Cloud? A Beginners Guide.

What Are The Different Roles In The Cloud? A Beginners Guide.

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Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #26 (July Recap 2021)

Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #26 (July Recap 2021)

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Cloud Beginner? Don't Learn DevOps: Here's Why.

Cloud Beginner? Don't Learn DevOps: Here's Why.

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Which AWS Region Is Cheapest? A Costing Report

Which AWS Region Is Cheapest? A Costing Report

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How To Find Which AWS Region Is Closest To You?

How To Find Which AWS Region Is Closest To You?

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Where To Start With Cloud Computing? 5 Quick Tips To Get Hands-On Today.

Where To Start With Cloud Computing? 5 Quick Tips To Get Hands-On Today.

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Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #25 (June Recap 2021)

Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #25 (June Recap 2021)

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Unit Testing In Github Actions With Go - The Cloud Resume Challenge Series (Part 16)

Unit Testing In Github Actions With Go - The Cloud Resume Challenge Series (Part 16)

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Deploying AWS SAM with GitHub Actions - The Cloud Resume Challenge Series (Part 17)

Deploying AWS SAM with GitHub Actions - The Cloud Resume Challenge Series (Part 17)

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Get Data From DynamoDB Using AWS SDK (Go) - The Cloud Resume Challenge Series (Part 15)

Get Data From DynamoDB Using AWS SDK (Go) - The Cloud Resume Challenge Series (Part 15)

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The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 13 - Monolithic vs Single Purposed Functions

The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 13 - Monolithic vs Single Purposed Functions

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Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #23 (April Recap 2021)

Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #23 (April Recap 2021)

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The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 11 - JavaScript

The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 11 - JavaScript

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Which AWS Certification Should You Take First?

Which AWS Certification Should You Take First?

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The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 9 - CloudFront Custom Domain

The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 9 - CloudFront Custom Domain

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The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 8 - HTTPS & ACM

The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 8 - HTTPS & ACM

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Cloud Software Engineering Newsletter #22 (March Recap 2021)

Cloud Software Engineering Newsletter #22 (March Recap 2021)

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The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 7 - Deploying & Configuring CloudFront

The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 7 - Deploying & Configuring CloudFront

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The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 6 - Deploying & Configuring CloudFront

The Cloud Resume Challenge (series): Part 6 - Deploying & Configuring CloudFront

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Can You Learn AWS (And Get Certified) With No Experience? e.g. No IT background or degree

Can You Learn AWS (And Get Certified) With No Experience? e.g. No IT background or degree

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Cloud Software Engineering Newsletter #21 (February Recap 2021)

Cloud Software Engineering Newsletter #21 (February Recap 2021)

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How Long Will It Take To Learn AWS? And How To Speed The Process Up!

How Long Will It Take To Learn AWS? And How To Speed The Process Up!

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Best Resources For AWS Certifications: An Extensive & Opinionated Guide (So You Pass The First Time!)

Best Resources For AWS Certifications: An Extensive & Opinionated Guide (So You Pass The First Time!)

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How Much Do AWS Certifications Cost? 💸 Including All The Extras

How Much Do AWS Certifications Cost? 💸 Including All The Extras

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Cloud Software Engineering Newsletter #20 (January Re-Cap 2021)

Cloud Software Engineering Newsletter #20 (January Re-Cap 2021)

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Okay, so I finally played with the ACloudGuru Playground and it's... awesome.

Okay, so I finally played with the ACloudGuru Playground and it's... awesome.

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Serverless: Who Sets Up Your Environment? 🤔 Diving Into How The Serverless Environment Setup Works.

Serverless: Who Sets Up Your Environment? 🤔 Diving Into How The Serverless Environment Setup Works.

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Can You Learn AWS On Your Own? How To Ensure Success 🤓.

Can You Learn AWS On Your Own? How To Ensure Success 🤓.

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How To Test AWS Lambda: Everything You Need To Get Started.

How To Test AWS Lambda: Everything You Need To Get Started.

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How To Debug AWS Lambda: A Detailed Overview

How To Debug AWS Lambda: A Detailed Overview

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Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #19 (December re-cap 2020)

Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #19 (December re-cap 2020)

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2020 Summary: How I Grew My Blog to 25,000 Pageviews & Earned My First Income From The Blog.

2020 Summary: How I Grew My Blog to 25,000 Pageviews & Earned My First Income From The Blog.

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Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #18 (November 2020)

Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #18 (November 2020)

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What Is Terraform Used For? The 3 Main Use Cases.

What Is Terraform Used For? The 3 Main Use Cases.

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Are Containers Serverless?

Are Containers Serverless?

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Help, my Lambda won't stop 😱 ! How To Stop An AWS Lambda Execution.

Help, my Lambda won't stop 😱 ! How To Stop An AWS Lambda Execution.

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Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #17 (October 2020)

Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #17 (October 2020)

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Lambda Extensions: What Are They, And Should You Care?

Lambda Extensions: What Are They, And Should You Care?

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Supportive tech forums & online communities: Any recommendations?

Supportive tech forums & online communities: Any recommendations?

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What Are The Pre-Requisites To Learning AWS? 5 Topics You Probably Should Look Into First.

What Are The Pre-Requisites To Learning AWS? 5 Topics You Probably Should Look Into First.

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Does AWS Require Coding? Understanding When You Might Need To Code.

Does AWS Require Coding? Understanding When You Might Need To Code.

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Can AWS Lambda Access A Database? And The Considerations You Should Be Taking.

Can AWS Lambda Access A Database? And The Considerations You Should Be Taking.

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How Long Does It Take To Learn Terraform? And How To Speed Up Your Learning.

How Long Does It Take To Learn Terraform? And How To Speed Up Your Learning.

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Is AWS Easy To Learn? (And How You Can Make It Easier)

Is AWS Easy To Learn? (And How You Can Make It Easier)

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Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #16 (September 2020)

Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #16 (September 2020)

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The Secret Of Web Development BootCamps And How To Use Cloud To Your Advantage

The Secret Of Web Development BootCamps And How To Use Cloud To Your Advantage

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Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #15 (August 2020)

Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #15 (August 2020)

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You’re Alerting Wrong: The Why & How Of Setting An AWS Lambda Alarm Using Error Rate Percentages.

You’re Alerting Wrong: The Why & How Of Setting An AWS Lambda Alarm Using Error Rate Percentages.

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Should You Use Typescript To Write Terraform? (The Terraform CDK)

Should You Use Typescript To Write Terraform? (The Terraform CDK)

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Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #14 (July 2020)

Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter #14 (July 2020)

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A Philosophy For Effective Error Handling (Using JavaScript Examples)

A Philosophy For Effective Error Handling (Using JavaScript Examples)

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How To Setup Monitoring / Observability On Existing Software (e.g. A Web API): A Practical 5 Step Guide.

How To Setup Monitoring / Observability On Existing Software (e.g. A Web API): A Practical 5 Step Guide.

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Terraform: How To Rename (Instead Of Deleting) A Resource

Terraform: How To Rename (Instead Of Deleting) A Resource

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