How To: S3 Multi-Region Replication (And Why You Should Care)

If you’re familiar with the idea of multi-region replication, feel free to skip to the Overview section. If you don’t know what multi-region replication is, why it’s important, or aren’t convinced that it is, I’d like you to imagine you’ve just sat down to breakfast in a small cafe. You’ve had a long night and your body is craving some refined sugar, so you decide to order a stack of toast (obvs).

After what seems like ages, your waiter finally returns with the promised mountain of carbs. You groggily reach for a slice, and in a moment of awe, realize that the toast has a depiction of a pug emblazoned on it. A PUG! You nearly collapse into tears of joy – if only you could bring this bliss to other toast lovers across the world! But wait! You remember that once upon a time you spent 4 years in an ivy league university learning the complex inner workings of all things computer.

Time to put that CS degree to work!

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Dockerized AWS Elastic Beanstalk Worker Tier + VPC & RDS

That’s a lot of buzzwords you got there mister

I know, I know – While the amount of buzzwords in the title might be overwhelming, the simple goal of this post is to introduce users to AWS’ Elastic Beanstalk Worker Tier offering, and give a detailed tutorial on how to build and deploy an application to it.

If you don’t feel like reading the entirety of this tutorial (spoiler alert, it’s long), or want to jump straight to deploying & playing with the default app – skip ahead to the TL;DR section at the end! I promise not to judge. 😀

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