Let's AWS Everything!
In this week’s episode Edd and Mick catch-up after another long hiatus (sorry about that). We start off by discussing principles mentioned in the Clean Coder book, gaining confidence in code by way of tests, and Elon Musk’s dream of putting a person on Mars. Leading on from this, Edd talks about his continued venture into the internals of Bitcoin, Hardware wallets, ASIC mining USB sticks and Merkle Trees. We then highlight MyBuilder’s recent switch from dedicated servers to the AWS stack, highlighting the pros n’ cons of both approaches and some gotcha’s encountered along the way. Finally, we mention some security audit and monitoring tools that have proven useful for keeping an eye on the (ever increasing) servers present in a typical setup.
- Elon Musk - How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future
- Elon Musk talks about to put a Man on Mars - YouTube
- The Clean Coder - A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers
- Integration Contract Tests
- Clean Coders - Training videos. With personality. For software professionals.
- Running PHPUnit tests in parallel with Jenkins and Ant
- Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies Online Course - YouTube
- Edd Mann - YouTube
- TREZOR Bitcoin Wallet - The original and most secure hardware wallet.
- Bitcoin USB-Stick Miner, up to 25 GH/s (33 GH/s max)
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Cloud Computing Services
- Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
- DigitalOcean Spaces - Cloud Object Storage
- Amazon CloudFront - Content Delivery Network (CDN)
- Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
- Making Sense of AWS EC2 Instance Type Pricing
- Why buying Provisioned IOPS on RDS may be a mistake
- The Misunderstood t2 Instance Type
- A Cloud Guru - Cloud computing certification training for the Amazon Cloud
- Lynis - Security auditing tool for Unix/Linux systems
- AIDE - Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment
- Email notifications upon available package updates with cron-apt