Deploy Your Static Site to AWS S3 with Serverless Finch and the Serverless Framework

A frequent issue I ran into when working with the Serverless Framework on smaller projects was that when I wanted to deploy a static website frontend that integrated with my Serverless backend I wasn’t quite sure how to do it. After some searching, I adopted and republished a broken Serverless Framework plugin for that exact purpose.

And so Serverless Finch was born.

Now it’s relatively easy to deploy your own website to AWS S3 while using the Serverless Framework and Serverless Finch. Here’s how you can do it.

2017 is now over and I want to take a moment to think about how it went for me. This year I:

AWS re:Invent Essentials

I had the good fortune of going to AWS re:Invent this year for the first time and have a few takeaways from the event I’d like to share for folks thinking of going in 2018.

First and foremost, I suggest that if you run into Jeff Barr while wearing a penguin suit be sure to say hello…

Fernando with Jeff Barr

New Linux Academy Course - Fullstack Serverless Applications on AWS

I’ve just released a new course on Linux Academy. It’s called Fullstack Serverless Applications on AWS. I think this will be a great course for anyone wanting to learn more about serverless application development on AWS and a great way to add a new project to your portfolio too! You can read more about the course in the official annoucement on the Linux Academy blog.
56 Million Unhashed Passwords

Over the last few months, I’ve tried to reach someone at my ISP about concerns I have regarding password storage practices. Namely, that they store them in a form that makes them vulnerable to being exposed in plain text in the case of a data breach. After some initial research, I discovered that the issue is actually a with a vendor called CSG International and that the passwords of 56 million user accounts are currently stored improperly.