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 the cloud. As the market leader and most mature provider in the cloud computing space, AWS is..
At Cloud Academy, we’re busy adding new content to help you achieve your goals across AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and DevOps. Whether you’re looking to get certified or just want to learn new skills, we know that getting started can be a stumbling block for learners who are also working full-time or have..
A not entirely fair comparison between alpha-release Google Cloud Functions and mature AWS Lambda: My insights into the game-changing future of serverless clouds. Serverless computing lands on Google Cloud: Welcome to Google Cloud Functions Update: The open beta of Google Cloud Functions was launched in March 2017. The comparison table has been updated accordingly. The alpha..
Knowing where to focus your time and which resources will best serve you is valuable information for anyone who is working to get AWS certified. With three associate-level AWS certifications under my belt, I thought I would share the information and resources that have served me well in the preparation process. I’ll start with a..
Sometimes, we need to execute scheduled tasks with a time/event based approach and we need to have enough capacity to complete these tasks quickly, without affecting other running services and in a way that is also cost effective. For developers, one of the biggest benefits of cloud computing is the ability to run their own code,..
On the Cloud Academy community, “where to start” or “how to prepare for AWS Associate certifications” are some of the most common topics that we see when it comes to AWS certifications. The reasons why are varied; some people want to change their career or get a promotion (and earn more money), others want to..
On the Cloud Academy community, we love getting questions from our users. Security, the importance of certifications, and the how and why of cloud migration are just some of the topics that are top of mind with users when it comes to cloud computing. I recently had a chance to chat with Stuart Scott, a..
Maybe you’ve heard all the buzz about serverless technology? It offers the promise of never again spending time on webserver configuration, meddling with permissions, just the pure joy of developing your web app and leaving all the heavy lifting to your cloud vendor. Pretty cool, eh? However, you’re not ready to forsake the blissful ergonomy..
At present, most backends/APIs are dominated by a REST architecture, which allows us to create and access data in a structured manner. This approach has solved a lot of the issues that we previously faced regarding routes, resources, naming conventions, accessibility, etc. But this is 2017, and data is not requested from a single client or..
In addition to all of the new services and technologies coming to cloud computing, one of the most important factors influencing cloud computing is the fact that companies are embracing multiple cloud technologies. As a result, bridging the skills gap is even more important than ever both for professionals who want to stay competitive and..