What is AWS Secrets Manager? AWS describes it very clearly on webpage: https://aws.amazon.com/secrets-manager/

AWS Secrets Manager helps you protect secrets needed to access your applications, services, and IT resources.

And basically, this is it. The biggest advantage of Secrets Manager is the possibility to rotate the keys in a very…


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The last time I shared my idea for Retrospectives. Today I want to share my next “invention”.

A few days ago I watched “Mission Control” documentary. And it came to my mind very clearly that it would be an interesting exercise to use one of the approaches to speed up…


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I’m wearing many hats. Sometimes too many, I think. I have those moments when I do not have time to prepare what should be well prepared, Retrospective is one of those things. Many Teams doesn’t understand the real value of Retrospective. Why? Simple. first, Retros are boring, second, it is…


Some time ago, a very well-known person jumped like crazy on a stage and shouted “developers, developers!”. I try to believe there was a hidden message in this, but I still cannot find it. Maybe because I am not a developer ;)

Anyway, Steve Balmer’s performance is the base for…


Sometimes we need to add new CIDR range, or increase number of available IP addresses in our VPC. Reasons for that may be different. Logical separation may be one of them, another can be simply caused by our bad design.

If you are working with AWS VPC, and you face…


The background

I have to admit, I am not a fan of AWS Codepipeline. For me it is rather simple solution. Of course it can do the job, but in my private world, I used to use TravisCI before and now… Azure DevOps for AWS deployments.

And one of great advantages of…


AWS just released AWS Honeycode in beta version. What is it? According to Jeff Barr’s AWS blog (https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/introducing-amazon-honeycode-build-web-mobile-apps-without-writing-code/) it is a tool, which can help you to build browser/mobile app without writing any line of code. What is… almost true 😊

The power of this fully managed service is based…


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Everything needs CI/CD!

Well, I’m a DevOps guy. And CI/CD is one of the most important elements of DevOps way of doing things. One of the pillars, even. But this is not the time to discuss Pillars of DevOps, let’s leave it for another article.

Azure DevOps

I can…


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Time for Backend preparation

As I mentioned in the first part, for my Alexa Skill, the AWS Lambda function is Backend. Officially we have three SDKs available: https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/sdk/alexa-skills-kit-sdks.html. The most popular is node.js one, and I think it is the most developed one from this set. That is why…


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Alexa Skill and dialogue construction

As you may know, to create an Alexa Skill you need to have a developer account here: https://developer.amazon.com/ I will not present here a walk-through how to create the skill, it is not the point of this article. …

Pawel Piwosz

DevOps in Agile way.

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