AWS: DynamoDB + API Gateway – The Correct Way

I went through the hard way so you don’t. This is not a tutorial but more of a post to skip all step to fetch and clean data with DynamoDB + API Gateway.Before I say anything, I want to thank aws for creating this and second scrutinize them to not […]

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When does hacking become okay?

I’ve asked myself this question countless times, “When does hacking become okay” Good and Evil. Sometimes the delineation between the two is a sharp line, sometimes its a blur. Black hat hackers know exactly what they are doing. They know the risks involved, they understand the outcomes and although most […]

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SRE: What do I do?

It never occurred to me as to how I might answer this question until a new hire at work asked me the question “What do I do ?”. I was confounded because I do not have a straight forward single answer. I do a ton of stuff and wear different […]

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Understanding Advertising Terms

There are many advertising enthusiasts out there willing to earn from Adsense and other advertising giants. I have lots to share about my experience till now but why write just the bad? CPM: Stands for Cost Per Thousand Impressions. That is, the amount the advertiser is willing to pay for […]

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My journey towards becoming a Site Reliability Engineer

The famous quote “It’s always about the journey, and not the destination” sounds about right when I think of it now. As a young IT nerd like 100’s of them out there in every nation of the world, I was one of them. Not interested in playing video games but […]

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Elasticsearch basic concepts and terminology

Data in Elasticsearch is organized into indices. Each index is made up of one or more shards. A shard is a low-level worker unit that holds just a slice of all the data in the index. Each shard is an instance of a Lucene index, which you can think of as a self-contained search engine that indexes and handles queries for […]

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