AWS Databases re:Invent 2019 WISH LIST

It is that time of the year when all AWS fans dream about new features. I love Aurora and run some big databases in it. And yes I sometimes run into trouble and then I read more and learn more from some smart people because I just didn’t realize there is one more thing I …

AWS Data API for Amazon Aurora Serverless

Introduction At re:invent 2017 AWS introduced Aurora Serverless database MySQL compatible. For years, the primary database AWS promoted for Serverless was DynamoDB which is a super-scalable noSQL database. Still, for someone coming from SQL world it was hard to jump on board as querying the DynamoDB database is not an easy task and designers need …

AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam & prep tips

I’ve just passed AWS Solution Architect Associate exam. I’ve managed to get 924/1000. That fine score is the result of fear I had before the exam so I had to deep dive into everything instead of just being relaxed and skip some topics. What caused my fear? After spending few months on Acloud.guru (ACG) and …

AWS User Group Belgrade Meetup #2 Security

40+ people & 20+ LiveStream – July 9th 2019 Belgrade Right after the re:Inforce conference we’ve set up the meetup dedicated to security topics. We’ve started right on time and finished in 2h just as planned. Live stream at https://t.co/P9BcEZRrCX Here is how it looked like: 5 min Welcome Note by Goran Opacic followed by …

AWS UG Belgrade #1 Meetup Report

70+ attendees, 4 topics, 3 hours – that is how the first Meetup of AWS User Group Belgrade looks like in numbers. Additional 49 people watching us Live via YouTube: As this was our first meetup we had to balance between zero to max knowledge in the audience and to prepare everyone for our next …

Binary Replication error – AWS Aurora 5.6 v.1.19.0

Blog post updated on May 16th 2019 – 1.19.1 update fixed the bug I’ve recently faced a problem with Binary log replica in AWS (not Aurora Reader) when try to create trigger, function or procedure. If you upgraded your Aurora 5.6 instance in the last couple of months then you probably have the same problem. …

AWS User Group Belgrade

Today, I’m launching AWS User Group Belgrade. For some time I was watching at IT scene in our region and it became obvious that things are going in strange directions. Although the number of software developers per capita in Seriba is very high (??? what is the accurate number – https://www.benfrederickson.com/github-developer-locations/) the industry is split …

let’s talk about cloud

Thanks for joining me! I’ll try to publish stories about everything that makes me mad about cloud – all hidden and not published bugs, my misunderstandings of cloud principles and how it cracked my head and how I managed to sail through these wild waters. Although I’m mad about AWS too I’ll try to point …