UI Devs on AWS Should Start with Amplify

If you’re a front-end developer working with AWS, I really think you should start with Amplify, and later refactor to CodePipeline. Seeing a concerning trend of Developers diving into various CICD pipelines AWS provides that are too low-level, and too slow out of the box for reasons that aren’t readily apparent unless building pipelines is your specialty.

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Watering The Plants

Super unhappy at work. Since I can’t fix things on the job, I’ve been fixing other things. I go out twice a day to simply water the plants I have out back; a hodge podge of planned (grass, rose bushes) and adopted (rando flowers my daughter buys then abandons). Feels good to put in a little effort and get great returns back. I know they can’t talk, but I feel appreciated.

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Wing – Programming Language for the Cloud

Reviewed https://winglang.io this week. I did NOT get a chance to play with it, but did read the docs.

There is a lot to say, but here’s the gist. It’s like the AWS CDK, but a whole other language designed specifically for building cloud applications in multiple clouds. You write in Wing, like you would with TypeScript in the AWS CDK, and it compiles to a cloud target; like “S3 buckets in CloudFormation” or “Lambda functions in Terraform”. It also includes code that can run _on_ the cloud called inflight code (preflight code is what builds your infra), and most importantly, tests that can run locally AND _in_ + _on_ the cloud.

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