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Volkan Özçelik

Chief Executive Philosopher at volkan.io

Decision about Datadog

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DatadogDatadog

I used DataDog for setting up alarms and realtime dashboards for nightly.zerotoherojs.com and dojo.zerotoherojs.com Datadog

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Decision about Amazon DynamoDB

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Amazon DynamoDBAmazon DynamoDB

zerotoherojs.com ’s userbase, and course details are stored in DynamoDB tables.

The good thing about AWS DynamoDB is: For the amount of traffic that I have, it is free. It is highly-scalable, it is managed by Amazon, and it is pretty fast.

It is, again, one less thing to worry about (when compared to managing your own MongoDB elsewhere). Amazon DynamoDB

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Decision about Loader.io

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Loader.ioLoader.io

I use loader.io for distributed load testing.

That especially matters when you have a cross-region load-balancer and you want to make sure how your app behaves on a global scale. Loader.io

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Decision about Amazon VPC

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Amazon VPCAmazon VPC

With VCP, you can secure and segment your nodes.

It is easy to manage, flexible, and gives great control over your virtual infrastructure. Amazon VPC

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Decision about Amazon CloudWatch

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Amazon CloudWatchAmazon CloudWatch

CloudWatch is “on by default” in Amazon. And by just configuring a few alarms you can have a near-zero-cost monitoring service of your own. Amazon CloudWatch

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Decision about Buddy

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BuddyBuddy

Buddy is deployment: simplified.

With buddy, you can actually have fun while you deploy your infra.

Beautiful UI, excellent UX, solid product, fanatical support! Buddy

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Decision about AWS CodeCommit

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AWS CodeCommitAWS CodeCommit

I use CodeCommit for projects that require a tighter integration with the AWS ecosystem.

Otherwise, my default source control system as a service of choice is: GitHub. AWS CodeCommit

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Decision about Amazon WorkSpaces

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Amazon WorkSpacesAmazon WorkSpaces

I use AWS Workspaces for several things:

  1. As a AWS-secured bastion host to connect to my infra.
  2. As a "research machine" that I can use its upstream and downstream speed to do google searches, computations and downloads (only my 1Gbps office network beats their ~500mbps downlink speed; articles load in the blink of an eye; any download is almost instant).
  3. An alternative development environment to test my tooling (how does that electron binary work in windows?)
  4. A secure backup medium.
  5. A mini-staging environment that also has great connectivity.
  6. And an extension to my current Desktop.
  7. And more…

Their desktop client, especially for Windows, work amazingly well. And they deliver what they promise. Amazon WorkSpaces

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Decision about Amazon SNS

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Amazon SNSAmazon SNS

I mainly use it for the infrastructure notifications and alarms of zerotoherojs.com ’s learning dashboards. Amazon SNS

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Decision about Jest

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JestJest

Jest is my unit-testing tool of choice.

Almost all unit testing suites (Mocha, Jasmine, etc.) are more or less the same.

The main advantage I guess, is that it integrates pretty well with React and Enzyme. Jest

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