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Building a Hotdog Detecting App on AWS—Yes, Really

In Season 4 of the hit HBO show, “Silicon Valley,” the character Jian Yang attempts to build an app that uses image recognition artificial intelligence (AI) to identify and label the foods in captured pictures. But there is a fairly major glitch: his app can only differentiate between hot dogs and… not hot dogs. Once I stopped laughing, the episode prompted a question that centers on my role as a Solutions Architect at AWS: How easily could I build my own hotdog identifying app? Turns out, pretty easily.

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How to Accelerate Your WordPress Site with Amazon CloudFront

Blogging and content production have become the marketing tool of choice for many startups and a fair number of founders find themselves choosing WordPress to power their messaging. Already the content management system (CMS) of choice for 28% of the web, WordPress is the biggest self-hosted blogging tool in the world and perhaps the only […]

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Getting Started with AWS Cost Management

After you have created your first AWS account and applied security best practices, you may next want to start tracking your AWS costs so that you can stay within your budget. With AWS, you only pay for what you use, which results in a variable cost model, much like a utility bill. The more you […]

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Optimizing Your Costs for AWS Services: Part I

Since its inception in 2006, AWS has been committed to providing small businesses and developers the same world-class infrastructure and set of tools and services that amazon.com itself uses to handle its massive-scale retail operations. In part one of this series on costs, we highlight how you can optimize your budget by using AWS in highly cost-effective ways.

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Serverless Architectures with Java 8, AWS Lambda, and Amazon DynamoDB — Part 1

This post is part 1 of a two-part series. In this post, I focus on data modeling with DynamoDB. I describe an example use case to demonstrate alternative ways of modeling the same data, and the pros and cons of each approach. Proper data modeling is an essential prerequisite to beginning the development of a back end service.

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