Archive for the ‘AWS’ Category

AWS CloudHSM workshop


21 Apr 2021

AWS CloudHSM is a cloud-based hardware security module (HSM), allowing to easily generate encryption keys. AWS manages the hardware security module (HSM) appliance, but does not have access to your keys. Customers control and manage their own keys. A cluster of CloudHSM appliances can be provisionned within a VPC and requests are automatically load balanced […]

Introduction In an ideal world, we should always avoid having unnecessary network ports left open by using well defined security group (or at least minimise their numbers). However, there could be cases where this can be quite a difficult task to accomplish and we need to compromise between the number of inbound rules vs the […]

Generating set of data


15 Nov 2017

I just released a little project in Github that provides an easy way to generate data sample and push them to something like a AWS Kinesis stream. This is quite handy if you need for example to build a POC or a demo and require some data set. Here is the link to the github […]

I just got the AWS DevOps Engineer Professional Certification. That’s all 5 AWS certifications !

I just passed the AWS Certification SA Pro Certification. One more left !

Two left


24 Aug 2017

One more – three left


15 Aug 2017

This one was easier to get than the Solution Architect one.

I am going to switch job in a few weeks. As I mentioned, I decided to take the AWS Solution Architect Certification exam before starting on that new position. In case of you want to do the same, those course notes were a nice summary of what is covered during the exam.

I started preparing to pass the AWS Solution Architect Certification. One of my colleague at Origin just recently re-passed the exam. He was nice enough to share his course notes on his blog at : I just went through them and they are pretty useful. I encourage you to take a look if you […]

Who am I?

My name is Bashar Al-Fallouji, I work as a Enterprise Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

I am particularly interested in Cloud Computing, Web applications, Open Source Development, Software Engineering, Information Architecture, Unit Testing, XP/Agile development.

On this blog, you will find mostly technical articles and thoughts around PHP, OOP, OOD, Unit Testing, etc. I am also sharing a few open source tools and scripts.

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