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TECH SPOTLIGHT

#1 - AWS COMMUNITY BUILDERS

The AWS Community Builders was created to give developers an opportunity to go deeper with AWS and grow their skills. At events – remember when those were a thing? – we heard from the community that they wanted an opportunity to talk to AWS teams directly, ask questions, provide feedback, and learn about new services. The AWS Community Builders program is your opportunity to do all those things.

Developers value learning from each other, so this program provides a place for you to expand your knowledge, connect with your peers in a private community, and learn from each other. The program has been running in private beta since late May, and we’ve seen builders helping each other in many tangible ways.
The AWS Community Builders program offers technical resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities to AWS enthusiasts and emerging thought leaders who are passionate about sharing knowledge and connecting with the technical community. Currently open to public applications until September 15th, this program also offers regular webinars on both technical and skill-building topics – such as how to write effective blog posts – along with various tangible benefits such as an AWS service credit, a limited number of certification vouchers, and everyone’s favorite perk: cool swag.
If this sounds interesting to you, apply today to join the community.

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#2 - AMAZON BUILDERS' LIBRARY

The Amazon Builders’ Library is a collection of living articles that give readers a look under the hood at how Amazon builds and operates the technologies that underpin Amazon.com and AWS. The Builders’ Library content is written by the senior technical executives and engineers who are responsible for that topic on a daily basis and dives deep into the real-world practices used by Amazon every day.

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Recently, we wrote two new articles. One on Automating safe, hands-off deployments, authored by Clare Liguori, Principal Engineer at AWS. In this article, Clare talks about strategies for continuously deploying to production while balancing safety and speed.
The second article, Building dashboards for operational visibility, authored by John O’Shea, Principal Engineer at AWS, talks about how Amazon builds dashboards to monitor, dive deep, audit, and review distributed services and automated systems.


UPCOMING EVENTS

3rd Annual AWS Hackathon for Good
Calling all JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, and Gradle devs, join us as we hack to support developers on the front-lines. This year's Hackathon for Good focuses on improving the workflows of developers who are maintaining mission-critical COBOL applications by building extensions and plugins for popular IDEs.
 
AWS Container Day on August 17, 2020
Tune in for a full-day of virtual sessions covering how Amazon EKS makes it easy to deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications using Kubernetes. There will be technical deep dives, product demos, and product announcements, and the AWS Kubernetes team will be streaming on Twitch all day, ready to answer your questions.

AWS Amplify Days on August 20-21, 2020
Join for a two-day exploration of full stack cloud development with AWS Amplify, a set of tools and services to build secure, scalable cloud-powered mobile and web applications. You can learn from independent developers and startups using AWS Amplify as well as AWS Amplify engineers and developers.

FROM THE COMMUNITY

Using free tools to optimize a serverless application
Discover free tools and services that you can use to help optimize your own serverless application. Written by AWS Hero Matt Lewis.

Building a scalable outbound call engine using Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex
This post demonstrates how to build Callouts, a solution for educators to contact students in a simple, consistent & scalable way using Amazon Connect & Amazon Lex. Written by AWS Hero Cyrus Wong.
 
Secure an Amazon EKS cluster with IAM & RBAC
Learn to secure your Kubernetes cluster on AWS by integrating IAM users and roles with RBAC to restrict actions that get carried out on resources. By AWS Community Builder Luke Mwila.
 
Initializing a new CDK app
This post walks through creating a new CDK project for your application deployment: first initializing a new CDK app and adding some constructs, then deploying the infrastructure using the CDK CLI. By AWS Hero Thorsten Hoger.

AWS IAM Reading and Resource List
This reading and resource list is a curated collection of open access resources for those wishing to learn more about AWS IAM. Compiled by AWS Developer Advocate, Brittany Postnikoff.
 
How I scaled an AppSync project to 200+ resolvers
This post is around working on a large AppSync project, with over 200 AppSync resolvers and 600 CloudFormation resources. By AWS Serverless Hero, Yan Cui.
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HANDS ON TUTORIALS

Getting started with .NET on AWS (90 minutes)
This free course from AWS will learn the basics of deploying, managing, and securing .NET applications with Amazon Web Services (AWS). You will learn about AWS services and tools specifically designed for .NET applications. Finally, the course will walk you through a hands-on example of deploying a .NET application to the AWS Cloud.

Fundamentals of Building .NET Applications on AWS (2hours 29 minutes)
This Pluralsight course will teach .NET developers the foundations of building .NET applications in the AWS cloud using AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio.
 
Dive deeper into containers
Learn what containers are and why you might want to consider an AWS container service for your application or use case.

RELEASE NOTES

Why Jenkins still continuously serves developers
Find out why Jenkins is popular with developers, and how AWS is helping to support this growing open source project.

How to deploy a live events solution built with the Amazon Chime SDK
Deploy an interactive live events solution that allows speakers to present to a large pre-selected audience, and that helps moderators screen attendees.

Deploy AWS CloudFormation stacks with GitHub Actions
Learn how to use AWS CloudFormation Action for GitHub Actions by creating a new repository from the AWS CloudFormation Action for GitHub Actions React Starter template.

Introducing Direct Lambda Resolvers: AWS AppSync GraphQL APIs without VTL
Learn a new way to interact with AWS Lambda data sources via GraphQL and AppSync: Direct Lambda Resolvers. With Direct Lambda Resolvers you can now build flexible GraphQL resolvers in the runtime of your choice, without VTL.