How to use AWS CDK to transform the Medium RSS feed into JSON.
Medium might have a JSON endpoint, but it does not have all the story content like the RSS feed has. Let me show you what I have so far, as this is a problem I’ve tried to solve before:
The issue with this approach is that the latency for getting our desired posts would be within the 3–7 seconds range because we’re also making a request to medium for the RSS posts, then transforming those into JSON, and finally returning those to the user. This would happen…
One of the best things about being new at anything is not knowing its limits. That is the exact reason why an expert’s skill might seem like magic at a subject you don’t have much knowledge in. Savor this awe, as it might dilute and transform once you begin to learn more about the subject. Think about the first time you experienced snow, sand, or flying. In each instance, when you first experienced it, the phenomena was filling your mind with sensations, ideas, and feelings.
Back in high school, I wanted work out every day of the week.
I dreamed of being as fit as those people you see in posters in stores for athletic clothes, with visage of determination and a set of muscles that would intimidate a bouncer. Now that I’ve lived a little more, seen a little more, and learned a ton, that dream has transformed to a simpler one, an MVP: building a gym habit. Whatever the results from that are, I will appreciate, but to take things one at a time, this has been my for around a year.
Managing roles with AWS can be pretty darn difficult. Thankfully, today I was not short on patience.
I spend all of July 4th’s morning trying to get a React application to use admin roles for a user to work with AWS services. Instead of using the admin roles it was assigned on AWS Cognito, the token was using the temporary roles created for authenticated users.
To be completely honest, I never got it to work. The group was not able to be assigned from Cognito so the user could use roles attached to them. I tried modifying the role’s trusted…
VT Hacks V (2018) was a food-filled, exciting, and unifying event.
My team, Bartender, decided to create an Alexa skill to give directions on how to make certain drinks. We did so using the Alexa skill dashboard, AWS Lambda, and AWS Cloud 9. A lot of expectations of the team were realized during this event, but more important were the ideas and passion that spurred from working closely together.
First let me describe the team a little. Galina, Saad, Erin, and I all live in the Honors Residential College (HRC) at Virginia Tech and all of us have an interest…
An overview of the AWS architecture behind Local 197’s server-less online presence.
The goal of this architecture was to create a cheap to maintain website that can scale easily as members join the local. Currently the website is run by a DigitalOcean server, using docker for continuous deployment. The idea of continuous deployment has made it incredibly easy for a small team to deploy without much hassle, so in the transition to AWS a similar structure would need to be present. Finally, by moving to AWS the local will be able to separate concerns: client website, admin website, and api.
Source: Thibault Laurens
It’s not just about making your current application run faster, it’s about enabling things that you have never been able to do in the past
— Daniel Clifford tech lead and…
A brief summary of my experience at the Latism El Hackathon, 2015.
I was first informed of this event by my Computer Science professor, Tanes Kanchanawanchai. Instantly my friend Haseeb and I were interested and asked how to sign up!
In the event, my professor, Haseeb and I made a team. The first day we spent getting to know everyone and brainstorming on what kind of idea would help the Hispanic community (which was part of the criteria for the hackathon). The people there were all well educated. They were all college graduates, and there were even two MIT graduates…
This is a small set of notes I took looking over some best practices for git.
They should be A.C.I.D.
Stashing un-indexed changes:
git stash save --keep-index <name>
Popping the last stashed item:
git stash pop
Structure should consist of a short summary (max 50 chars) and a longer description.
This client-side hook validates the commit message to make sure it is formatted correctly. It can be installed with
wget http://git.io/validate-commit-msg --show-progress --quiet -0 .git/hooks/commit-msg then grant execution rights with
chmod a+x .git/hooks/commit-msg.
For new features, we can add commits that leave the app in a…