Package and Upload a Lambda Function with the AWS CLI

The AWS console is great for creating, modifying and visualizing your AWS resources, services and infrastructure. However, if you need automation and repeatability, the AWS CLI is where it’s at. For this tutorial, we’ll use .NET as the reference technology. Although, most of this tutorial can be used with other languages like, Python, Node.js, Go,Continue reading “Package and Upload a Lambda Function with the AWS CLI”

Create a .NET AWS Lambda Function with an HTTPS Endpoint

Get all the code on GitHub. AWS Lambda, the popular AWS service, has been the solution behind many microservices. Some even argue that AWS Lambda enabled the microservice trend over the last five to seven years. And, the serverless/AWS Lambda trend does not show any signs of slowing down. Even with its popularity, there wasContinue reading “Create a .NET AWS Lambda Function with an HTTPS Endpoint”

Developing .NET apps with Amazon DynamoDB

You need to store data, but you don’t have a vast schema. You need to fetch your data in a split second, and you don’t need referential integrity or transactions. You require a super stable and scalable datastore, but you don’t have the personnel to manage a DBMS. You need to persist data, but youContinue reading “Developing .NET apps with Amazon DynamoDB”

Securing .NET App Secrets with AWS Secrets Manager

Similar to AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store, AWS Secrets Manager allows for storing, managing, and reclaiming OAuth tokens, database credentials, API keys, and other secrets. However, there are big differences between the two AWS services. AWS Secrets Manager was created for storing confidential data like passwords and secrets so encryption of the stored data isContinue reading “Securing .NET App Secrets with AWS Secrets Manager”

Encrypting Data in .NET apps Using AWS Key Management Service

Get all the code on GitHub. Let’s be honest, cryptography can be a dense and intimidating topic for most. When contemplating your cryptography strategy, there are so many questions that need to be answered: symmetric or asymmetric encryption? Which algorithm should you use? What will the key management story be? etc. — etc…. Utilizing aContinue reading “Encrypting Data in .NET apps Using AWS Key Management Service”

How to use AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store as a .NET Configuration Provider

Many changes were made to configuration in .NET Core. Long gone are the days where you have few configuration options. In .NET, there are now out of the box options for INI,  JSON, XML, command-line arguments, in-memory stores, environment variables and key-per-file, et al. And, if those options weren’t enough, you can still develop your ownContinue reading “How to use AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store as a .NET Configuration Provider”

Running ASP.NET Minimal APIs with Docker

ASP.NET combined with the .NET  CLI is a powerful combination. In a matter of seconds the CLI can generate a templated API application.  Add on top of that a new controller class and you’ve started to develop your new API. This seems simple enough, right? If you’ve been in the ASP.NET biz for a while,Continue reading “Running ASP.NET Minimal APIs with Docker”

Getting Started with Elasticsearch, Amazon OpenSearch, NEST and .NET

You click the button and you can’t believe what your eyes see — data. But, not just data, lots of data and that data was returned in a blink of an eye. It seems to good to be true, and it would be if the data was fetched from an average SQL based database. But,Continue reading “Getting Started with Elasticsearch, Amazon OpenSearch, NEST and .NET”

Create an SQS Queue and an SNS Topic and Subscription using the AWS CLI

AWS gives engineers many ways to accomplish many tasks. Here we will look at creating both a Simple Notification Service topic as well as a Simple Queue Service queue and then creating an SNS subscription “linking” the two. All the while, we will exclusively use the AWS CLI to accomplish the task. This exercise couldContinue reading “Create an SQS Queue and an SNS Topic and Subscription using the AWS CLI”

Create a Simple .NET Application to Consume an Amazon SQS Queue

This is a multipart series on Interapplication Messaging with .NET and AWS Simple Queue Service (SQS). Checkout all the tutorials in the series. Simple Interapplication Messaging with .NET and AWS Simple Queue ServiceCreate an AWS SQS Queue from the ConsoleCreating a Simple .NET AWS SQS Message Producer ApplicationCreate a Simple .NET Application to Consume anContinue reading “Create a Simple .NET Application to Consume an Amazon SQS Queue”