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Eight universal tips to pass any AWS certification exam with confidence

I’m still in pursuit to pass all AWS exams and hold the certifications. I got inspired. Also addicted. This blog post describes some universal tips to prepare for any AWS exam.

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The Dutch AWS User Group NL organized 29 meetups in 2019 - a review

Last year we organized 29 meetups ourselves and co-organized 40+ events with other sponsors and at commercial and community events. Here are some highlights and numbers.

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Customize the build for Hugo running on AWS Amplify

When you deploy a Hugo framework on AWS Amplify, by default an old version of Hugo is used. I prefer to work with the latest version, but also to control the exact version to work with on my workstation and on production.

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Starting 2020 with an empty agenda and a new website: Hit The Cloud Running.com

In 2020 I'm going to work on a few dreams I have for quite some time. The first dream has become reality already: this website is now live.

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A checklist when launching a blog like this

When you want to launch a blog website like this, you might want to use this checklist to make sure you have covered all features a blog should have.

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These websites offer beautiful images for FREE!

A lot of my work, like this website, contain beautiful images. Some are created by hand by myself, but others were just downloaded. Websites that share “stunning free images & royalty free stock”.

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Migrate CloudFormation Custom Resources after AWS adds support

New services do not always deliver support for CloudFormation at the launch. If you work with CloudFormation, you can create a Custom Resource. With the new import functionality, once AWS adds native support for the resource, you can now import this resource into your template and remove the old custom resource.

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Building a global app with AWS Global Accelerator

This blog post describes how to use the AWS Global Accelerator with a simple service across two regions, deployed with Terraform. AWS Global Accelerator is a networking service that improves the availability and performance of the applications that you offer to your global users.

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AWS CLI aliases: shorten your most used commands

One of the best kept secrets of the AWS CLI should be the ‘alias’ feature. It’s a native feature of AWS. In this blog post I’ll describe how to get started and show you a couple of my most used aliases so far.

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Secrets in AWS ECS Fargate

There are many ways to use ‘secrets’ in ECS and ECS Fargate. Most of the time they are exposed using Environment variables, because a few years ago this was the only easy option.

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