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Happy to Pass AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional and Hold All 5 Core AWS Certifications

AWS certifications owned by Emre Yilmaz

To begin with, wishing you a happy new year in 2019! I hope that the new year brings more health, joy, and success to you and more peace to the world.

Almost two weeks ago, I passed the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional exam with a 91% score and completed my goal of holding all five core AWS certifications for 2018. At the beginning of last October, I also passed the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional exam with an 85% score. Unfortunately, I could not have time to write a post about my experiences until now. So, today I would like to share them briefly. Read more at Happy to Pass AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional and Hold All 5 Core AWS Certifications post.

Serving Dynamic Websites with Amazon CloudFront

CloudFront Dynamic Web Distribution Sample Architecture

The most popular usage of Amazon CloudFront is to distribute static content such as images, videos or other objects existing in an Amazon S3 bucket. However, you can also use Amazon CloudFront to distribute your dynamic content such as a Ruby on Rails or PHP web application and benefit from the advantages of utilizing the globally distributed network infrastructure of AWS. In this blog post, I will talk about the advantages and the necessary configuration options for creating an Amazon CloudFront distribution for a dynamic web application. Read more at Serving Dynamic Websites with Amazon CloudFront post.

Encrypting Amazon EBS Volumes

Encrypting Amazon EBS Volumes

Today, encrypting data at rest is crucial for enhancing security of our applications. Besides, it might be a requirement for your compliance regulations. Whatever the reason is, it is a best practice to encrypt your Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volumes. In this post, I will show you how to encrypt an Amazon EBS volume using its integration with Amazon Key Management Service (KMS). Read more at Encrypting Amazon EBS Volumes post.

Configuring Rails Logging for Docker on Amazon ECS & Fargate

When you dockerize a Ruby on Rails application on AWS, it is essential to configure logging correctly to monitor application health. There are some tweaks to achieve this and I will briefly describe the process in this blog post.

Firstly, let’s make a brief introduction to Docker along with its deployment options on AWS. Read more at Configuring Rails Logging for Docker on Amazon ECS & Fargate post.