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Thomas Step

I learned how to code at university, so I've been at it since 2014. I've dabbled in open source contributions but would like to get into it more. Other than 1's and 0's, I love to travel.

Location Houston, TX Joined Joined on  Personal website https://thomasstep.com github website twitter website

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Texas A&M University

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Software Engineer

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Buckle Up For a Wild Decade in Cloud Computing

fun fact, I personally caused a similar but much smaller out...

CloudFormation Example for Auto Scaling Fargate Service

As far as Target Tracking goes, I chose to manually create th...

Refactoring the Pomodoro Timer: Components

I wonder if you could reduce the BreakLength and SessionLengt...

Pulumi - IaC in your favorite programming language!

Have you used the AWS CDK? I would be curious to know if you ...

What kind of music do you listen to while coding? 🎧

I tend to listen to music with a faster beat that I can get i...

What are some of your favorite blogs?

Awesome thanks! I'll look around at them.

GraphQL Schema Best Practices

This is a quality post right here. Well done sir, and thank y...

7 reasons why Serverless encourages useful engineering practices

There is great merit in treating your servers like cattle ra...

Why Are Some Engineers Missing The Point of Serverless?

This is a great article! Engineering is all about tradeoffs, ...

Can everyone learn to code?

My short answer is yes. The time required to fully understand...

Why I Focus So Much On CloudFormation

That's a good question. Probably because I started off using ...

Am I missing something in JavaScript?

No worries friend. Have fun with it!

Am I missing something in JavaScript?

If it's syntax, I would not worry. That sort of stuff will ju...

Am I missing something in JavaScript?

What kinds of problems do you get stuck on? Syntax, presentat...

Which CI/CD tool do you use?

GitLab, CodeBuild, and CodePipeline

Is it okay to expose MongoDB ObjectIds?

That's the missing piece. Nice find. I wonder if the motivati...

Is it okay to expose MongoDB ObjectIds?

Thanks for the reply. Mongo must have changed their documenta...

Twitter accounts for Apple, Elon Musk and Bill Gates were hacked

Here's a thread from Twitter support about what happened: twi...

What language or tool are you curious about, but have not found the time to use or learn?

I really want to learn Kubernetes starting from scratch. I ha...

What is the best way for web scraping?

I used to use something called beautiful soup. I'm not sure w...

Parameter Store and CloudFormation

I actually have not looked into AppConfig before but thank yo...

Converting to Asynchronous Code Using IIFEs

You are correct that Promise.all is the main driver in reduci...

Converting to Asynchronous Code Using IIFEs

Good question. I tried to clarify that in the post, but obvio...

How does deployment work at your organization?

PR merged to master kicks off a webhook to CodeBuild which ...

Writing GraphQL Resolvers

Hi there, I am glad that you got some use out of the post! ...

Host portfolio site on GitHub pages and add custom domain

If your site is hosted on GitHub you can just commit your c...

Traditional Functions or Arrow Functions in Javascript?

I definitely misunderstood the first time through so I apol...

Traditional Functions or Arrow Functions in Javascript?

The order matters. Declare it into a variable and then cal...

Whats your favorite programming language?

JavaScript ES6

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