Security Group ID Finder

I have been working on deploying resources to a lot of AWS accounts lately where each account has the same network infrastructure. When deploying Lambdas, I had the common name of the security group but not the ID. I wrote this utility to get the security group ID for me quickly. This is a simple… Continue reading Security Group ID Finder

A Dynamo Data Migration Tool

Have you ever wanted to migrate data from one Dynamo DB table to another? I haven’t seen an AWS tool to do this so I wrote one using Python. The process is pretty simple. First, we get all of our data from our source table. We store this in a list. Next, we iterate over… Continue reading A Dynamo Data Migration Tool

Querying and Editing a Single Dynamo Object

I have a workflow that creates a record inside of a DynamoDB table as part of a pipeline within AWS. The record has a primary key of the Code Pipeline job. Later in the pipeline I wanted to edit that object to append the status of resources created by this pipeline. In order to do… Continue reading Querying and Editing a Single Dynamo Object

Setting the Starting Directory for Windows Subsystem for Linux

I use Windows Subsystem for Linux almost every day. I run Ubuntu 20.04 for almost all of my development work. I recently re-installed Windows because I upgraded my PC after many years. One thing that has always bothered me is that when you launch WSL for the first time it doesn’t put you into your… Continue reading Setting the Starting Directory for Windows Subsystem for Linux

Pandas & NumPy with AWS Lambda

Fun fact: Pandas and NumPy don’t work out of the box with Lambda. The libraries that you might download from your development machine probably won’t work either. The standard Lambda Python environment is very barebones by default. There is no point in loading in a bunch of libraries if they aren’t needed. This is why… Continue reading Pandas & NumPy with AWS Lambda

A File Management Architecture

This post is a continuation of my article: “A File Extraction Project”. This project has been a great learning experience for both frontend and backend application architecture and design. Below you will find a diagram and an explanation of all the pieces that make this work. The entire architecture is powered by Flask on an… Continue reading A File Management Architecture