Value Created by Testing Infrastructure Code

The simplest answer is Customer Trust. As you can see from above screenshot, I’m able to get a quick feedback, as fast as 5 seconds, from my Infrastructure Code, CDK Application if I’m going to be earning more Customer Trust or not after the deployment… In this tiny setup, I have an important DynamoDB TableContinue reading “Value Created by Testing Infrastructure Code”

Sunday Cleaning 🧹

I started to use typescript and nodejs more frequently in my latest projects due to CDK. However, I didn’t realise the side effects especially on node modules folder… Yes, it is 18.42GB of dependency code just sitting in different POC projects 😬 I’m now thinking about how to improve the storage efficiency of these tinyContinue reading “Sunday Cleaning 🧹”

To 5XX or Not to 5XX?

Speaking of 5XX errors, I have a strong opinion from a good API design perspective. I developed these opinions by working at both client level and at server level in different projects or even at the same project. Also, seeing how HTTP Clients of popular frameworks in NodeJS, Javascript, Java and even .Net, 5XX is something weContinue reading “To 5XX or Not to 5XX?”

Running NextJS SSR Apps on AWS

At the time of writing this article, AWS is offering multiple options to run a NextJS SSR app. In the scale of self managed to AWS Managed, here are the options: Out of these options, the best developer experience related AWS Managed offerings are Amplify Hosting and App Runner. They come with all the lowContinue reading “Running NextJS SSR Apps on AWS”

Connecting Postman to Amazon Cognito User Pools for API Access Tokens

Majority of the time in my recent projects, I use Amazon Cognito for user authentication (sign in, sign up, login with identity providers etc) in front of an Amazon API Gateway. Usually the API endpoints control access using Amazon Cognito user pools as authorizer In these type of APIs, testing the API using Postman isContinue reading “Connecting Postman to Amazon Cognito User Pools for API Access Tokens”