J Cole Morrison

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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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…

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Docker for a Fresh MySQL or MongoDB Instance in Any Project

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In this post I'm going to cover a very simple and powerful use case for Docker in a local development workflow. Using docker to create fresh, separate instances of MySQL and MongoDB for any project or app. I'm not going to spend time explaining what Docker i…

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Build and Deploy a Node API and React Web App on AWS

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Over the past couple of weeks I've thrown out a series of guides, that while completely independent, can be used to learn and setup a full node and react api based application. I wanted to use this post glue these together and fill in gaps. From this setup…

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React and Redux Sagas Authentication App Tutorial Part 3

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Overview This is a the 3rd part of the React and Redux Sagas Authentication App Tutorial. In this part we're going to work with creating and fetching our protected API resources with our newly setup authentication and authorization process. Recap In the previ…