Getting started with AWS: Cloud Compute

AWS offers the following cloud compute products: Lightsail for simple applications. EC2 if you need control of the OS and virtual machine. Elastic Beanstalk if you need virtual machines but want more automation done by AWS for you. ECS, Kubernetes for ECS and Fargate if you want to utilize containers instead of virtual machines. Fargate … Continue reading Getting started with AWS: Cloud Compute

Making of twitch-stream-countdown: Get followed channels

The starting point for developers wanting to use the Twitch API is the Twitch Developers page. Getting started with the Twitch API is relatively easy: create an account and create an app. Once I've done that, I went through the documentation to find out what I will need to call from the code. The idea of … Continue reading Making of twitch-stream-countdown: Get followed channels

Christmas in Bad Hofgastein

I usually travel home for Christmas to spend the holiday with my mom but I have only one week of vacation this year so we decided to drive to Austria instead. (Don't worry, mom, I am coming for Easter. 🙂 ) It is the first time that we are in the mountains for Christmas and … Continue reading Christmas in Bad Hofgastein

Host a static website on AWS

I have just published my first static website on AWS and it was easy. Run "npm run build" in the terminal, this creates the folder "dist" for Angular or "build" for React (make sure that these folders are included in the .gitignore file) Zip the folder "dist"/"build" Start the static website wizard in the AWS … Continue reading Host a static website on AWS

Single-Page Application Libraries

I got the idea of building twitch-stream-countdown after having a hard time keeping track of the schedules of all the awesome people that I am watching live coding on Twitch. They usually post on Twitch and/or Twitter when they will be live and there is a Twitch plugin to show a countdown until the next stream but … Continue reading Single-Page Application Libraries