AWS Solution Architect Associate Exam Study Notes: Application Services

By Matt Button |  Oct 21, 2017  | aws, aws-solution-architect-associate-exam

These notes were written while working through the A Cloud Guru AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate online course. These notes are partly from the videos, and also from various other online sources. Primarily, they’re notes for me, but you might find them useful too.

Since the AWS platform is changing so quickly, it’s possible that some of these notes may be out of date, so please take that into consideration if you are reading them.

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AWS Solution Architect Associate Exam Study Notes: AWS Databases

By Matt Button |  Oct 16, 2017  | aws, aws-solution-architect-associate-exam

These notes were written while working through the A Cloud Guru AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate online course. These notes are partly from the videos, and also from various other online sources. Primarily, they’re notes for me, but you might find them useful too.

Since the AWS platform is changing so quickly, it’s possible that some of these notes may be out of date, so please take that into consideration if you are reading them.

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AWS Solution Architect Associate Exam Study Notes: Route 53

By Matt Button |  Oct 15, 2017  | aws, aws-solution-architect-associate-exam

These notes were written while working through the A Cloud Guru AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate online course. These notes are partly from the videos, and also from various other online sources. Primarily, they’re notes for me, but you might find them useful too.

Since the AWS platform is changing so quickly, it’s possible that some of these notes may be out of date, so please take that into consideration if you are reading them.

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AWS Solution Architect Associate Exam Study Notes: EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), and Lambda

By Matt Button |  Oct 12, 2017  | aws, aws-solution-architect-associate-exam

These notes were written while working through the A Cloud Guru AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate online course. These notes are partly from the videos, and also from various other online sources. Primarily, they’re notes for me, but you might find them useful too.

Since the AWS platform is changing so quickly, it’s possible that some of these notes may be out of date, so please take that into consideration if you are reading them.

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AWS Solution Architect Associate Exam Study Notes: VPC (Virtual Private Cloud)

By Matt Button |  Oct 10, 2017  | aws, aws-solution-architect-associate-exam

These notes were written while working through the A Cloud Guru AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate online course. These notes are partly from the videos, and also from various other online sources. Primarily, they’re notes for me, but you might find them useful too.

Since the AWS platform is changing so quickly, it’s possible that some of these notes may be out of date, so please take that into consideration if you are reading them.

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AWS Solution Architect Associate Exam Study Notes: S3 (Simple Storage Service), CloudFront and Storage Gateway

By Matt Button |  Oct 8, 2017  | aws, aws-solution-architect-associate-exam

These notes were written while working through the A Cloud Guru AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate online course. These notes are partly from the videos, and also from various other online sources. Primarily, they’re notes for me, but you might find them useful too.

Since the AWS platform is changing so quickly, it’s possible that some of these notes may be out of date, so please take that into consideration if you are reading them.

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AWS Solution Architect Associate Exam Study Notes: IAM (Identity and Access Management)

By Matt Button |  Oct 2, 2017  | aws, aws-solution-architect-associate-exam

These notes were written while working through the A Cloud Guru AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate online course. These notes are partly from the videos, and also from various other online sources. Primarily, they’re notes for me, but you might find them useful too.

Since the AWS platform is changing so quickly, it’s possible that some of these notes may be out of date, so please take that into consideration if you are reading them.

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AWS Solution Architect Associate Exam Study Notes: 10,000 Foot Overview

By Matt Button |  Sep 24, 2017  | aws, aws-solution-architect-associate-exam

These notes were written while working through the A Cloud Guru AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate online course. These notes are partly from the videos, and also from various other online sources. Primarily, they’re notes for me, but you might find them useful too.

Since the AWS platform is changing so quickly, it’s possible that some of these notes may be out of date, so please take that into consideration if you are reading them.

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Setting web.config defaultProxy with Powershell for debugging .NET web services

By Matt Button |  Aug 7, 2017  | powershell, defaultproxy, web.config, asp.net, snippet

Fiddler is an awesome tool for debugging web services. For the last 10 years, I’ve been using it virtually every working day for web service debugging in scenarios such as:

  • Capturing HTTP requests as they travel through a distributed system, which you have set up on your local development machine.
  • Intercepting and modifying HTTP requests, essentially performing a local man-in-the-middle interception. This is particularly useful if want to modify HTTP requests to simulate functionality which isn’t currently present, modify HTTP headers, etc.
  • Replaying captured requests - useful if you are debugging the way a web service behaves, given a specific request; capture the request, and replay it as many times as you need in order to debug the error.

If you’re doing any work with web services, Fiddler is definitly worth considering. Setting it up is fairly straightfoward

By default, Fiddler can update your browser proxy to route through the Fiddler proxy, which is, by default on port 8888, and will capture requests between Chrome/Firefox/Safari/etc, and your web app.

What if you’re debugging locally, and want to intercept .NET services which call other web services? i.e. Web Browser -> Web App -> Service1 -> Service2 (the one you want to debug)? This can be done by setting defaultProxy in web.config. In this case, since we want to debug Service2, we’d set defaultProxy in Service2’s web.config file.

i.e.

<configuration>
 <system.net>
  <defaultProxy>
   <proxy bypassonlocal="false" usesystemdefault="true" />
  </defaultProxy>
 </system.net>
</configuration>

With one of the distributed apps I frequently work with, I was setting, and resetting the web.config defaultProxy fairly frequently. To save some effort, I wrote a script to automate the change.

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Wellington Spearfishing

By Matt Button |  Aug 1, 2017  | diving, spearfishing, wellington, new-zealand, featured

A collection of links, with a Wellington focus, which I frequently use to work out if it’s worth going for a dive or not.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any links worth adding.

Webcams

Beacon Hill Webcam

Cornish - Lyall Bay webcam

Victoria University Coastal Ecology Lab - South coast time-lapse camera

Forecasts

MetService - 5 day forecast for Wellington

MetService - 10 day forecast for Wellington

Swellmap - Surf Forecast Conditions and Marine Weather

White Cloud Kiteboarding - Wind report

Windy - Interactive wind forecast maps

Maps

Cawthron Eye - Satellite view

LINZ - Hydrographic raster chart

Water Quality

Shellfish Biotoxin Alerts

Wellington Water Quality

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