Reducing ALB Costs Using Host-Based Rules

In this article, we show an opportunity to reduce costs when multiple Application Load Balancers (ALB) are in use. By using one of the ALB’s features and minor changes to the environment, it’s possible to save some money on your AWS bill.

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TDD – Test Driven Disaster

The current mainstream approach to Test Driven Development can lead to having tightly coupled tests locking us into an implementation. In this (possibly controversial) article I present how the popular approach to TDD can lead to increasing technical debt, and introduce an alternative which allows for more agile development.

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Creating Password-Protected Static Websites in S3

Using CloudFront and Lambda@Edge to allow password-protection of static website content hosted in S3
Hosting static websites in S3 is a well-understood domain; but what happens when you want to password-protect it? It’s a static website – there’s no webserver, so you can’t do password-based access control. Or can you? Read on to learn how.

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