J Cole Morrison

J Cole Morrison

Hi, I'm Cole. I'm a Software and DevOps 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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UMCA Cloud Docker

Understanding Modern Cloud Architecture on AWS: Docker and Containers

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Table of Contents Introduction Problems with Hosting Directly on EC2 Instances Docker: The Problem Solver Containers Final Thoughts on Docker Watch Instead of Read on Youtube Other Posts in This Series Introduction The architecture of our conce…

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Understanding Modern Cloud Architecture on AWS: Server Fleets and Databases

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Table of Contents Introduction Servers on AWS: EC2 and its Instances Separating the Database: RDS and Aurora Server Fleets: Tackling the Scaling Issue Load Balancers: Directing Traffic Conclusion Watch Instead of Read on Youtube Other Posts in T…

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UMCA Getting Started Development

My Process for Learning New Technology Skills

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In the content I create, I primarily teach things (with the occasional rant), but in this post I'm going to be covering something that hopefully will help you teach yourself: my process for learning things. Specifically, how I learn new technologies such as…

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Understanding Modern Cloud Architecture on AWS: A Concepts Series

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Table of Contents Introduction What Do You Need To Know? Our Learning Scenario What Kind of App Does This Work For? First Things First - A Productive Development Environment What Technologies Should We Use With It? What Makes A Good Environment?…

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EC2 Fundamentals - A Project Based Learning Course on YouTube

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Today I'm releasing a full YouTube course that's the perfect starting point for AWS and DevOps journey: AWS EC2 Fundamentals! In this course we get into the bread and butter of AWS by learning all about its server-making service EC2, aka Elastic Cloud Compute…

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A Practical Approach to CI/CD for Developers

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As if the definition of DevOps wasn't convoluted enough, with it comes its misunderstood partner - Continuous Integration, Delivery, and Deployment. Note, that I said "partner" as in singular. Much like an antiquated emperor that requires an orator to remem…

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ECS

Is Docker in Trouble?

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The words "Docker" and "Container" have been a roller coaster of highs and lows over the past couple years. Docker's debut into the tech world was nothing short of a renaissance...or so social media, marketers, and developer forums would have you believe. A…

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HTTP 1, 2, and 3 in a Nutshell

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Protocol - a set of rules to follow TCP Protocol - a set of rules computers follow to talk to each other with accuracy. If I send it, I'll make sure you've gotten it even if I have to stop the world...you'll get it. That or I'll die trying. UDP Protocol - a…