DynamoDB is a nice database service that allows you to build at scale without worrying about managing a database server. Learn how you can start using it.
In this post I describe the basics of a serverless.yml used by Serverless Framework. We look at environment variables, sourcing files, permissions, and function definitions.
Overview Data is everywhere. Crime is too. The FBI runs a program called Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program that collects crime data from ~18,000 agencies all over the United States. This database is a gold mine of interesting statistics about crime in the United States. Follow along and learn about how you can use Python […]
Serverless technologies allow us to create scalable services without worrying about managing servers. In this tutorial we’ll build a PDF microservice that creates PDFs from HTML.
A common task you need to perform to maintain your Ubuntu installation is keeping your software up-to-date with the latest security and feature patches. There easiest way I have found to update Ubuntu is from the command line. Update Ubuntu 18.04 from Terminal To update Ubuntu, you must have sudo privileges. You need to run […]
You need to run a simple web server and you don’t want to set up a virtual host or do any configuration. Here is how you can run a simple web server locally. Note, these utilities are not for production web hosting. Pythons built-in HTTP server Use Pythons built-in HTTP server. Python ships with a […]
Quick overview of Function Programming in Scala.
In this short tutorial you’ll learn about a technique to copy files from a running Docker container.
A short introduction to Cross-Origin Resource Sahring (CORS). In this article I explain what CORS is and what its for with examples of how to enable CORS for your APIs.
Introduction to APIs and REST. This article covers REST at a high level intended for junior developers.
Meditation is the practice of patience, relaxation, and focus. These human attributes are essential to living a great life.
Alternative tools for product developers working on Ubuntu systems.
You should not roll your own authentication system for many reason, here are a few of those reasons.
Objective The purpose of this post series is to explore datasets from the UCR (Uniform Crime Reporting Program). In this post, we’ll use Pandas to dig deeper into crime statistics for homicide. After preparing the dataset for comparison, we’ll rank each state based on the number of crimes per capita. Follow along or check out […]
Small moments add up over time, eventually they become greater moments. Larry Catron Overview Meditation is a form of mental practice in which one deliberately practices relaxation, empathy, awareness, or focus. There are many types of meditation and many ways to practice meditating. In this article, you will learn about the basic breathing meditation and […]
Post-Mortem: 3.5 Hours One 4 year old Github issue 1 obscure blog post about something else that helped I recently wrote an article about how to create a PDF generator API on AWS Lambda using Serverless, Python3, and WKHTMLTOPDF. Building a PDF Generator on AWS Lambda with Python3 and wkhtmltopdf. Sorry for all the acronyms. […]
Insights from Tulsa’s 200OK Web Developer conference on being a better web developer.
Let’s face it, your code base is going to grow and many different people will work on it. Working with a large codebase, you’ll often have a hard time finding the correct files to edit your code. This is where the native linux command line tools are a life saver. The first command you should […]