A few months ago, I was incredibly honoured to be recognised as an AWS Hero. Off the back of this, one of my goals for the coming year is to blog more and try and raise awareness of technologies I am interested in.
I always find its easier to learn, when you are passionate about a subject. Over the past few years I have thrown myself into serverless. You could see from all the major cloud providers that this was the direction the industry is quickly heading in. I was also involved bringing the very first serverless conference to Wales in the form of ServerlessDays Cardiff.
More recently, I had the opportunity to build out some working prototypes using Amazon QLDB. This led to the chance to give a talk at reInvent around this, which was amazing. I’ve previously touched on the fact that QLDB is fully serverless, and with its built-in immutability and the ability to crytographically verify the transactions, it’s a service that I’ve been impressed with. I don’t know of any similar database service. At the same time, the types of use cases I’ve looked at it for are not new. Instead, they are currently being implemented in a sub-optimatal way using other database technologies.
So, pulling all of these strands together, I’ve set up a separate site called QLDB Guide. This aims to collate my learnings from using the service, along with the guidance from AWS, to start establishing best practice, and hopefully help people give it a go.