Great link that explains how to grab InstanceId from a AWS CLI query when filtering by tag info!!! Huge time saver!!!
When using the “receive_message” Python Boto function to pull message(s) from a SQS queue, you will always get a response back when the command completes. However, how do you determine if the response you got back actually contains a valid message?
response = sqs.receive_message
if 'Messages' in response: print("Message on the queue to process")
else: print("No messages on the queue to process")
Thats about it!!
Looking to speed up your builds by running your Junit tests in parallel with Ant? With Ant 1.9.4, the Junit task now supports the “threads” attribute. The default value is “1”, but can optionally be changed to the number of test threads desired that will be used for parallel test execution.
Note, when using this new attribute, you must set your “forkmode” equal to “perTest” and if you are upgrading to 1.10.x, Java 8 run-time is required.
Its time to study for AWS Certification #3. I took a little time off, but no more! This time I am going for the SysOps Administrator – Associate certificate. I guess its a little harder than the other 2 certifications I passed, but still within range!
Whats hard about some of these certifications is you don’t actually work with all covered material day-to-day. Spinning up EC2 instances and creating security groups it pretty standard, but when it comes to things like networking, those tasks are not typically done by me.
So my plan is going to be the following to pass the exam:
Velocity – Its a metric, but not a metric to take serious. This is my opinion!
So what makes a good tech lead. In my opinion its something that warrants a type of framework or guide. Its to easy to forget about the little things that make up a good tech lead.
After some researching and brainstorming, I came up with the following matrix\chart to better clarify expectations and help guide others to success.
It will be a good reminder for those leads out there to periodically look at this diagram and take action as needed.