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Re-enable face id for Apple's family sharing

When Face ID first came out I still preferred entering my password for app store purchases. It just felt more safe/secure. As time went on my trust built in Face ID and I use it wherever possible. ...

Blog migration, yet again

Finally got a bit of free time to migrate my blog again as Octopress is EOL. I’ve moved from Octopress hosted on AWS over to Jekyll w/ the Chirpy theme hosted on Github pages + Github actions. Ca...

AWS AppSync Calculator

We’ve been leveraging AWS AppSync more and more recently and it really bugged me that AWS doesn’t have a calculator for it. As you start using more features such as websockets (which they refer to ...

AWS Lambda — Ruby Performance

AWS recently released Ruby as a language for their lambda (serverless) platform. This is quite exciting as it’s one of my favourite languages to develop in. Of course, there’s always this whole ‘...

Moved to medium

I’ve moved my blog to medium. Project updates are still here, but real time on my github.

Alberta Motor Association’s DevOps Journey

We’ve been doing DevOps at AMA for about 4–5 years now. Some teams are farther along than others, however, we’re all pointed in the same direction. If you’re unsure as to what DevOps is take a quic...

Building a React Native app using AWS Mobile

*Update May 5th, 2018 — The second part is taking longer than expected due to complications/volatility with the authentication component of AWP Amplify. I’ll be writing a custom login/create scr...

0 Downtime Infrastructure

At AMA we strive for a high quality user experience. Part of that user experience is making sure that our services are available for our members whenever they need them. If a service/site is down,...

Improving your Ruby code base

Everyone has inherited a codebase that was in dire need of a re-write (at least a portion of it). If you haven’t, consider yourself one of the lucky few. I was at the local yegrb meetup a few night...

Dotenv Gotchas

Every so often you get your ass kicked by something and you just need to write down all of the quirks. Dotenv was today’s culprit. At AMA we start up our blessing of unicorns using foreman (which...