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Understanding Python Datetime Handling

Valery Calderón Briz
Valery Calderón Briz
August 8, 2019

Communicating dates and times with another person is pretty simple... right? “See you at 6 o’clock on Monday” sounds understandable. But was ...

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  • DevOps
  • Python
  • Python datetime
  • Unix timestamp

Test Your Cloud Knowledge on AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform

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Stefano Giacone
August 8, 2019

Cloud skills are in demand | In today's digital era, employers are constantly seeking skilled professionals with working knowledge of AWS, Azure,...

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  • AWS
  • Cloud skills
  • Google Cloud
  • Microsoft Azure

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

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Andrew Larkin
August 7, 2019

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, storag...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud vs AWS: A Comparison (or can they be compared?)

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
August 6, 2019

The "Google Cloud vs AWS" argument used to be a common discussion among our members, but is this still really a thing? You may already know that th...

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  • AWS
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Kubernetes

Using Elastic Load Balancers and EC2 Auto Scaling to Support AWS Workloads

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Stuart Scott
August 2, 2019

Combining Elastic Load Balancers with EC2 Auto Scaling helps to manage and control your AWS workloads. This combination supports the demands put up...

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  • Amazon
  • Auto Scaling
  • EC2

New on Cloud Academy: AZ-500 Exam Preparation, Cast to Chromecast, Pythonic Programming, and more…

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
August 1, 2019

Now that the fireworks have simmered down and you finished Season 3 of Stranger Things (or did you...?), it's time to get back to your professional...

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  • AZ-500 Exam
  • Cloud Academy
  • Product Feature
  • Python programming

AZ-500 Exam: Solidify Your Skills as a Microsoft Azure Security Engineer

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Thomas Mitchell
July 31, 2019

Becoming a Microsoft Azure security engineer is no joke. It’s even harder to become a GOOD Azure security engineer. However, if you can solidify yo...

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  • AZ-500
  • Azure Exam Prep
  • Azure Security Technologies

Deployment Orchestration with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

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Stuart Scott
July 29, 2019

If you're responsible for the development and deployment of web applications within your AWS environment for your organization, then it's likely yo...

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  • AWS
  • elastic beanstalk

How to Use & Install the AWS CLI

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Stuart Scott
July 26, 2019

What is the AWS CLI? | The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is for managing your AWS services from a terminal session on your own client, allowin...

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  • AWS
  • AWS CLI
  • Command line interface

Mastering Python Programming

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Jeremy Cook
July 26, 2019

Python is a powerful, general-purpose programming language used for a wide variety of applications. While it's easy to learn, mastering the Python ...

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  • programming
  • Python
  • pythonic

Popular Posts

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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
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Andrew Larkin
— June 6, 2019

The 11 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
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— June 18, 2019

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 11 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— October 18, 2018

Microservices Architecture: Advantages and Drawbacks

Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Microservices have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The modular architectural style,...

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  • AWS
  • Microservices
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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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Stuart Scott
— July 26, 2019

How to Use & Install the AWS CLI

What is the AWS CLI? | The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is for managing your AWS services from a terminal session on your own client, allowing you to control and configure multiple AWS services and implement a level of automation. If you’ve been using AWS for some time and feel...

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  • AWS
  • AWS CLI
  • Command line interface
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John Chell
— June 13, 2019

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some clear benefits: Increases marketability to employers Provides solid credentials in a growing industry (with projected growth of as much as 70 percent in five years) Market anal...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— April 29, 2014

Prerequisites to Learn Cloud Computing – Introduction

Learn Cloud Computing: Basic Requirements Introduction What are the prerequisites and requirements to start learning Cloud Computing? This is the first article in a series to introduce our members to the Prerequisites to learning  Cloud Computing. This was a question I got a thousan...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Continuous Learning
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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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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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Vineet Badola
— July 15, 2019

AWS AMI Virtualization Types: HVM vs PV (Paravirtual VS Hardware VM)

Amazon Machine Images (AWS AMI) offers two types of virtualization: Paravirtual (PV) and Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM). Each solution offers its own advantages. When we’re using AWS, it’s easy for someone — almost without thinking —  to choose which AMI flavor seems best when spinning...

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  • AWS
  • Hardware Virtual Machine
  • Paravirtual
  • Virtualization
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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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