Lawrence Belo

Software Engineer
With over a decade of experience in Software Engineering,
tinkering with web development in PHP

Posts

For the Love of Code - AWS Lambda

07 May 2021

For the Love of Code - AWS Lambda

When I got started as a software developer, all I cared about was writing code and seeing it run. As I got further into my career, I realized that developing applications was more than just writing code. I also needed to consider the underlying infrastructure of my application, such as the platform my code would run on, the resources my application would need, how my application would scale when the workload increases, and many other things. And with the increasing popularity of cloud services such as AWS (Amazon Web Services) and GCP (Google Cloud Platform), there are now even more things to think about. So when I first heard about AWS Lambda, I initially thought “here comes yet another AWS service to learn”. But after spending some time learning about AWS Lambda I discovered what a great service it is. It handles all the underlying infrastructure of app development and frees us to focus on what we as developers care about the most: writing code.

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Launching a PHP Web Application AWS Elastic Beanstalk

29 October 2020

Launching a PHP Web Application AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Building a web application can often require a tremendous amount of knowledge in a wide variety of technologies. More than just knowing how to code in your preferred language, you also need to have a good grasp of the supporting technologies needed to launch your application. This can include knowledge of operating systems, web server applications, and hardware specifications. As your web application grows, you will be needing to consider how to scale your application, and for this, you will need knowledge of things like load balancing, distributed storage, application security, and more.

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