This article is part of my CloudForDummies series . If you are interested in other topics that I have covered on Cloud , please check out my other articles .

As part of this article , we will explore the various storage classes and also do a quick hands-on training on how to migrate objects between different classes using life-cycle policies.

I assume that you have some basic idea of what S3 is . If you don’t have I suggest you follow the article below which gives a brief overview of what S3 is

Nevertheless , a quick recap on…

CI/CD is often an underrated concept and most of the times we don’t appreciate the immense value that it brings to your product.

The motivation for this article comes from my experience developing , maintaining and migrating a fully server-less workflow infrastructure for a large enterprise project.

Whether you have a large enterprise project having more than 30 + Function Apps and 150 + functions or a small one it is extremely important that you have a manageable workflow to maintain your code and keep your function apps updated at all times.

Thankfully , Azure provides a simple way to…

This is part of my Dummies Series on AWS .


Hope you followed my part 1 of this 2-part series on SQS. If you have not already , I recommend you take a look at it here.If you already have an idea about Messaging Queues and want to get hands on with SQS on AWS , let’s get going.

By the end of this article , you should have a good understanding on

  1. How to implement a standard Queue on SQS along with Dead-Letter-Queue
  2. Understand how to publish a message from console , SNS (another AWS Service ) to SQS…

This is part of my Dummies Series on AWS .

By the end of this 2-part article you should have a good understanding on

  1. Messaging Queues
  2. De-coupled System Architecture
  3. Type of Queues
  4. Publisher-Subscriber Model
  5. Dead-Letter Queues

What is SQS ?

SQS [ Simple Queue Service ] is a message queing service provided by AWS.

What kind of messages ?

Any message that can be produced by a system can be stored . Ofcourse you’ll have to follow guidelines on the structure and size of the message

Typically a json structure is used to store the message , its attributes and metadata . …

SNS Flow from AWS Docs

This article is part of Cloud for Dummies series . I tend to explain things in layman terms and not If you are interested in other topics that I have covered on Cloud , please check out my other articles .Before we proceed further I assume the following .

i. You have some idea of AWS and

ii. have a AWS account to conduct the tutorial if you wish to

As part of this article , we will get an understanding on the following topics.

a. What is SNS ?

b. What is a Pub-Sub model ?

c. What is…

EC2 and S3 companionship

This is my third article of my series on Cloud for Dummies. You can find my other articles on this series here.

If you already understand a bit of S3 and EC2 then feel free to proceed . And if you don’t it’s a good idea to read the articles above to get a hang of both the services and proceed further.

Our Goal for this article:

We are going to configure an IAM role (Identity and Access Management ) for the EC2 instance to be able to access S3 buckets so that we can quickly lift and shift data…

This is a quick tutorial and more of an additional information for my Cloud For Dummies article on EC2 .

Assuming that you have followed the article above and successfully created a web server with EC2 , let’s see how you can access the webserver via SSH to do better things.

While AWS Console is a powerful tool , there is still a lot of things that you cannot achieve with the console itself .

It’s a pain to put it straight .

Some situations that really need for a remote connection

  1. Imagine you have to tweak a file that’s…

This is my second article in a series that I’m writing on Cloud for Dummies where I explain different services in detail with a practical example.

Initiation for the un-initiated

EC2 is the short form of Elastic Compute Cloud a compute service provided by AWS. With EC2 you can deploy a server in a matter of few clicks on the AWS cloud . What’s more ? The security , upkeep and maintenance of the server can also be automated ( see here ). Sounds good right.

Whether you are a hobbyist , a startup , a medium enterprise or a large corporation there’s room…

This is part of my how-to series tutorials for dummies .

In this article we will be attempting to host a simple static website on AWS S3 and also do a URL forwarding with a free domain name using Freenom.


  1. AWS Account . The best free tier in my view amongst cloud vendors
  2. Freenom . A free domain for everyone
  3. A sample website code downloaded from website (link) . You can replace this with your static code if you want.

Before we proceed further , lets clarify a few things.

  1. What is a static website ?

A static website…

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The motivation for this article comes from having conducted several video interviews.I did not want this article to be targeting just freshers . But everyone who is either an Interviewer or Interviewee or a HR coordinator.

I’m not surprised to see the gaps in the whole process given the fact the world is still evolving to the new norms of recruiting in the post COVID world. But could it be a better experience for all the parties ? Definitely .

Golden rules for both interviewer and interviewee

  1. Respect Schedule. The most important thing is that you respect the schedule for interview. Mostly your interview is scheduled days…

Rajesh Rajamani

Cloud Architect , Pythonista , Polyglot

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