J Cole Morrison

J Cole Morrison: Tech Guides and Thoughts

Hi, I'm Cole. I'm an entrepreneur and engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA teaching what I know as I go! This is a log of my Tech Guides and Thoughts. Thanks for reading!

J Cole Morrison

Hi, I'm Cole. I'm an entrepreneur and engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA teaching what I know as I go! This is a log of my Tech Guides and Thoughts. Thanks for reading!


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Using CloudFoundation to Build, Manage, and Deploy CloudFormation Templates

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In this post we're going to create an AWS CloudFormation project using the command line interface tool CloudFoundation. What is CloudFoundation? The cut and dry definition: The CLI tool for creating, managing, and deploying large CloudFormation templates and…

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5 Tips and Thoughts on Async / Await Functions

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So I finally hopped on the boat with usage of ES7 Async/Await, though primarily when in Node.js land (as opposed to front-end, babelling, webpacking land). And, geez it is so refreshing to NOT have to tab and space my thumb and pinky to death. After a good a…

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AWS Lambda vs. the World?

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Should you use Lambda or should you use ?? I hear it can replace the world? Okay, obviously I'm being dramatic. But listen (well, I suppose read): This picture is only partially representative of questions I get surrounding AWS Lambda. There's all sorts of…

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How I Select Frameworks and Tools for Development Projects

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The Text Version Today I want to cover how I personally select frameworks and tools for development projects. Let's lay down 2 upfront points: First off, these are for projects that are professional on at least some level. Meaning there are stakeholders ot…

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The Hitchhiker's Video Guide to AWS ECS and Docker

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I released The Hitchhiker's Guide to AWS ECS and Docker a couple of weeks ago. It got a great response - the only thing that seemed to be problematic was the sheer size of the guide. What began as a small ECS Tutorial turned into the longest post I'd ever w…

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to AWS ECS and Docker

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Introduction In this guide we're going to discuss the major components of AWS EC2 Container Service (ECS), what they are conceptually and how they work together. The prime directive - understanding how hosting, scaling and load balancing an application with D…

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AWS VPC Core Concepts in an Analogy and Guide

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Introduction In this post we're going to walk through the core concepts of AWS Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) in the context of an analogy. Our main objectives are: a) Talk about each core component from a conceptual / analogy standpoint b) Explain each core…

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AWS IAM Policies in a Nutshell

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Introduction In this post we're going to go through an explanation and tutorial of IAM policies. The long, deep, dark of AWS documentation can sometimes (understatement) overcomplicate concepts. In fact, it's so generally overly wordy and jumbled, and of co…