I'm Matt Bidewell
A software engineer in London 👨💻
Vibe check №7
Just vibes 7 - April
RFCs and the importance of building a greater technical understanding
RFCs are a great way to build a greater technical understanding of a system. Let's explore why and provide some examples.
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Vibes March 2023
Vibe check №5
Vibes Feb 2023
Best Logging practices
A dive into some ideas around best practices for logging in your code. Why do you want logging? when you should and shouldn't.
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Just vibes 4 - start of 2023
Hidden Sam CLI features
Uncovering some undocumented features of the AWS Sam CLI - warning these might be subject to change.
How this site was built - updated
A run down on how this site is built as of 2023.
A end of year catch up and reflection
Vibe check №3
Vibe check-in p3 - Christmas time
Short: why you should use IaC over click ops
Infrastructure as Code (IaC) should be your go to for building systems in the cloud. Here are six reasons why.
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Vibe check-in number two.. Return of LNUG, winter is here.
Typescript 4.9 - the latest features.
Typescripts latest update is here. Heres a run down of the latest features.
Migration from Node16 to Node18 DNS issue
After migrating a webserver running NodeJS from 16 to 18. Heres a nice little DNS issue I came across.
Short: Using AWS Sam incorrectly.
A short tale of how using a tool incorrectly can lead you on a path of mistakes in your devops
Vibe check №1
Pure vibes, a series of what I'm doing and what I've been up to. Recap of 2022 to date.
Thoughts on secure deploying code
A collection of my thoughts on how to securely deploy applications in the cloud.
AWS Lambda Function URLs
AWS announced a new feature to lambda. Lambda URLs, lets break them down and investigate.
Clicking a link - what happens next?
Have you ever questioned what happens when you click a <a> tag on a website? How does your browser know what to get? Where to go? I hope to explain the core fundamentals by the end of this post.
Rust and Referencing pt2
Lets look at rust, referencing and variable ownership. Part 2
Rust and ownership
Lets look at rust, referencing and variable ownership. Part 1