Github Private repo for hosting pages

This website uses github as repository/editor for markdown and AWS for distribution using S3/Cloudfront. Github repo has to be public/open if it is not subscribed to paid plans. The other alternative to have private repo is bitbucket or AWS codecommit.

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S3 Failover to Github

AWS S3 storage and S3 websites are highest available services in terms of uptime, as they are backed by AWS SLA of 99.99% availability in a given year. AWS health status also leverages S3, however there are chances still S3 can go down, here is report, where AWS S3 was down for few hours and AWS also had no access to update the health status.

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AWS CodeBuild Optimization using custom images

Existing codebuild using AWS provided docker/ruby templates for build/validation is working good, however noticed that in last few days,the build time is crossing beyond 1 minute 15 seconds, which gets charged as 2 minutes by AWS codebuild, hence was looking for ways to reduce the build time to less than 1 minute.

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Cloud9 Desktop App for Windows

Cloud9 IDE is very productive even with its usage only through browser, its intergrated terminal for quickly running commands and manage AES environment is helpful. As detailed in the earlier post on setting up AWS cloud9 environment as main IDE in cloud/browser, got to know cloud9 IDE running as MacOS native app , this is based on Nativefier, which convert web apps to native apps as required for MacOS,Linux,Windows.

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