How to run Lambda code locally

To get here I started google searching “run aws sam on mac” and found this AWS article: Installing SAM CLI using Pip I didn’t have pip installed, but I had pip3 installed, so I ran the same command it mentions and saw it install everything correctly. pip3 install aws-sam-cli   After this I am looking…

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Ask Alexa to Start a Stopwatch

Wow, today I found a free and easy solution to the problem with Alexa not having a stopwatch capability backed in. This is the Alexa Skill I use for Stopwatch I only have to use these commands to get the info I need from it: “Alexa, open stopwatch” = start “Alexa, ask stopwatch” = status…

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How We Built Our Amazon S3 Backup Solutions

While discussing Maintenance contracts with the team we came up with some new products to start offering our clients. One of which being automated daily backups followed by weekly reports. Easy to do manually, but extremely easy to do automatically, and for profit! So I got to researching and came up with a process based…

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Easiest Way to Set Up A Website

And arguably one of the cheapest ways, too. I recommend a combination of Route 53 and S3 buckets, both services provided by Amazon AWS. Together they cost about $1-2 a month for a static website with no database backend. Here’s how you set it up: First, register a Domain. You can do this with Route…

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