The pain with AWS Lambda…

…I realize I am a bit new the AWS platform and some things are just impossible, but here is the desired work flow: POST/PUT image to S3 Run node.js app in a container that emulates an EC2 machine (thus a Lambda environment) See logs of service as if it was running in a Lambda ENV. …

The `aws s3 sync` command…

From the manual: ‘Syncs directories and S3 prefixes. Recursively copies new and updated files from the source directory to the destination. Only creates folders in the destination if they contain one or more files.’ OMFG, static copy from a directory to an S3 bucket. No middle man / process required. #winning http://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/reference/s3/sync.html   Process: Create …

Of environmental parity and testing (pt1).

So funny thing. As a general¬†rule of thumb each environment is suppose to reflect production as much as possible. At work we use Codeception to run acceptance, function and unit based test. In said Codeception we have the BuiltInServer that will serve up the response to the testing request (say fro functional testing). Well `php …

On productive days and how to have one.

Over the course of the better part of the last decade I have worked in start ups, corporate office parks, small but good profit businesses, even a non-profit helping the needy. With each environment come different obstacles to getting ‘in the zone’. Be it the noise level, the constant interruption the crapped work area, the …