How to access EC2 over HTTPS? [No ACM, No LB]

Motivation / Why?

There are times that you just need to spin up a server quickly, experiment with something and etc… but you need an HTTPS secure connection. (e.g. WebRTC signaling calls, webhook requests)

Overview

In this article, we’re gonna use AWS API Gateway proxy in order to have an HTTPS connection for our API deployed on an EC2 instance.
There are some articles and tutorials out there which use a load balancer (ALB/NLB), VPC Link to achieve this same goal, but they would cost you extra money which we can easily avoid.

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How to auto mount NVMe EBS Volumes on EC2?

In this tutorial, we’re going to mount an NVMe EBS volume to an EC2 instance and add it to /etc/fstab so it automatically mounts the volume after reboots.

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Serverless Micro Django | Lightweight, yet powerful Python utility for lambda functions

Serverless Micro Django
https://github.com/mmoallemi99/serverless-micro-django/

A couple of weeks ago I had this task in Agileful to refactor and improve some AWS lambda functions.

There was a bunch of pure SQL queries written alongside python codes which made me think, what if we could use standalone Django ORM in our python lambda functions?

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