Engineering at Cloud Academy

Mastering AWS Organizations Service Control Policies

Luca Casartelli
Luca Casartelli
March 31, 2021

Service Control Policies (SCPs) are IAM-like policies to manage permissions in AWS Organizations. SCPs restrict the actions allowed for accounts wi...

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  • AWS
  • Organizations
  • SCP

GraphQL/Graphene: How to Solve the N+1 Problem With DataLoaders

Mattias Santoro
Mattias Santoro
March 26, 2021

One of the common problems dealing with RESTful APIs is to choose where and how to aggregate resource data coming from different endpoints, even di...

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  • api
  • graphql

A Day in the Life of a Front-End Engineer at Cloud Academy (When There’s Not a Pandemic) #DevStories

Valentina Calabrese
Valentina Calabrese
March 19, 2021

It’s a typical Monday morning, and I am about to get off the TILO train that takes me to Cloud Academy’s offices in Mendrisio every morning. It’...

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  • day in the life
  • developer
  • frontend

Our Journey to GraphQL

Lorenzo Canese
Lorenzo Canese
February 22, 2021

Here at Cloud Academy, we have recently been evolving our back-end architecture. We took the path toward a microservices architecture, and we’re st...

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  • backend
  • engineering
  • graphql

How Do We Handle Google Subscription Notifications at Cloud Academy?

Stefano Cascavilla
Stefano Cascavilla
November 12, 2020

If you have ever used the Cloud Academy Android application, you should be aware that you have the option to subscribe to our platform by paying th...

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  • decoupling
  • engineering
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Google Cloud Pub/Sub

Using Docker to Deploy and Optimize WordPress at Scale

Massimo Maino
Massimo Maino
October 23, 2020

Let a Cloud Academy DevOps engineer guide you through how he uses Docker as part of his solution to increase speed and resilience for a WordPress d...

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  • DevOps
  • Wordpress

How to Implement PDF Viewer in Your App Using PdfRenderer and ViewPager2

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Alessandro Sperotti
July 31, 2020

Since most of us work with PDF documents every day, it is important for apps to be capable of supporting PDF files. As an app developer, you might ...

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  • PDF viewer
  • PdfRenderer
  • ViewPager2

Why Another UI Library?

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Alessio Zappa
June 26, 2020

In the last quarter, we have started a plan to completely redesign the user interface (UI) of the Cloud Academy website, and we used this opportuni...

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  • Javascript
  • React
  • TypeScript
  • UI library

DevOps: Why Is It Important to Decouple Deployment From Release?

Luca Casartelli
Luca Casartelli
June 1, 2020

Deployment and release In enterprise organizations, releases are the final step of a long process that, historically, could take months — or even ...

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  • decoupling
  • Deployment
  • DevOps
  • engineering
  • Release

DevOps Principles: My Journey as a Software Engineer

Luca Casartelli
Luca Casartelli
May 14, 2020

I spent the last month reading The DevOps Handbook, a great book regarding DevOps principles, and how tech organizations evolved and succeeded in a...

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  • DevOps
  • DevOps principles

Popular Articles

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Andrew Larkin
— January 31, 2021

The 12 AWS Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

As companies increasingly shift workloads to the public cloud, cloud computing has moved from a nice-to-have to a core competency in the enterprise. This shift requires a new set of skills to design, deploy, and manage applications in cloud computing. As the market leader and most ma...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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Andrew Larkin
— August 7, 2019

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to estimate all types of resources, not the least of which are CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. Which resources you choose for your delivery —  cloud-based or local — is up to you. But you’ll definitely want...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
Nisar Ahmad
Nisar Ahmad
— March 11, 2021

The 12 Microsoft Azure Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

Cloud computing is one of the fastest-growing technology in this modern era. According to the IDC report, “public cloud spending will grow from $229 billion in 2019 to nearly $500 billion in 2023.” Therefore, nobody can deny the rapid growth of cloud computing in recent years. Many b...

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  • Certifications
  • exams
  • Microsoft Azure
Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— November 13, 2019

Advantages and Disadvantages of Microservices Architecture

What are microservices? Let's start our discussion by setting a foundation of what microservices are. Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). ...

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  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Microservices
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Thomas Mitchell
— July 14, 2017

How I Prepared for the 70-533 Azure Exam

I have been an IT Professional for over two decades.  In that time, I have seen and experienced many changes in the IT landscape. Such changes included the move away from Novell to a fledgling company called Microsoft, the shift to something called Active Directory, and the explosion of...

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  • Azure
  • Hands-on Labs
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Michael Sheehy
— August 19, 2019

What Exactly Is a Cloud Architect and How Do You Become One?

One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I'm sure you've heard is "Cloud Architect." In this article, I will outline my understanding of what a cloud architect does and I'll analyze the skills and certifications necessary to become one. I will also list some of the types of jobs ...

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  • AWS
  • Cloud Computing
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Cloud Academy Team
— January 31, 2021

Which Certifications Should I Get?

The old AWS slogan, “Cloud is the new normal” is indeed a reality today. Really, cloud has been the new normal for a while now and getting credentials has become an increasingly effective way to quickly showcase your abilities to recruiters and companies. With all that in mind, the s...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Certifications
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
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Stuart Scott
— January 29, 2021

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

Want to take a really impactful step in your technical career? Explore the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certificate. Its new version (SAA-C02) was released on March 23, 2020. The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some ...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
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Nitheesh Poojary
— March 26, 2019

How DNS Works – the Domain Name System (Part One)

Before migrating domains to Amazon's Route53, we should first make sure we properly understand how DNS works While we'll get to AWS's Route53 Domain Name System (DNS) service in the second part of this series, I thought it would be helpful to first make sure that we properly understand...

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  • AWS
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— August 28, 2020

AWS Certification Practice Exam: What to Expect from Test Questions

If you’re building applications on the AWS cloud or looking to get started in cloud computing, certification is a way to build deep knowledge in key services unique to the AWS platform. AWS currently offers 12 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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Jeremy Cook
— April 13, 2019

S3 FTP: Build a Reliable and Inexpensive FTP Server Using Amazon’s S3

Is it possible to create an S3 FTP file backup/transfer solution, minimizing associated file storage and capacity planning administration headache? FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a fast and convenient way to transfer large files over the Internet. You might, at some point, have config...

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  • AWS
  • S3
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Jeremy Cook
— September 17, 2019

Cloud Migration Risks & Benefits

If you’re like most businesses, you already have at least one workload running in the cloud. However, that doesn’t mean that cloud migration is right for everyone. While cloud environments are generally scalable, reliable, and highly available, those won’t be the only considerations dri...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Migration