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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Using SSM Parameters with CloudFormation Templates and Terraform Projects

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So let's talk about using SSM Parameters in your CloudFormation Templates and Terraform Projects. "What?" Sorry, I mean AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store. It was formerly known as SSM Parameter store, and likely to soon renounce its name all together and g…

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A Simple Workflow for Building CloudFormation Templates

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So you've decided to learn CloudFormation! Or maybe your company decided it for you. Either way, unless you're an AWS veteran, stoic sage, or on something strong, you're likely feeling a bit overwhelmed. Seeing some of those long winding JSON or YAML templ…

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Terraform vs. CloudFormation on AWS

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SO. If Terraform and CloudFormation were both UFC fighters competing in an AWS Championship Fight...who would win? Okay, okay, I know that's kind of goofy, but you and I both know that X vs. Y conversations between developers may as well be full-blown fight…

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Understanding Enough awk to Search Piles of Files and Text

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Command line tools are obviously useful, but more often than not they're JAM packed with so much functionality that it can be hard to get started. "Well, check the man page fool." Oh, okay. Thanks that's helpful. Don't get me wrong, man pages are an excel…

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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…