Kevin Rich

Ensuring CDK Resource Properties


Using CDK v2, I wanted to ensure all of my lambda functions had the nodejs14.x runtime. I knew I could ensure that at least one resource was created with the desired property using the aws-cdk-lib/assertions package like this:

describe('lambdas',() => {
 test('should all have NodeJS14.x runtime', () . . .

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August 03, 2022

Free Range Management

Glorious Purpose Part 1: Supporting Growth

Free Range Management

I have three main goals as a manager. In order:

  1. Support the growth of careers for my directs
  2. Help with roadblocks and pain points for the teams
  3. Align the team and the business

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Support Their Path

One of the questions I ask frequently is "What does your . . .

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June 20, 2021

Adventures in Sci-Fi (Part 4)

Into the 21st Century

I'm that age in which the 90s seem "only a few years ago" which means that most of the films here I consider "new" despite some (looking at you Pitch Black) are twenty years old.The one thing that stands out as I added films from this era is the number of "indie" films. Pitch Black, Sunshine, Moon, and The . . .

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September 08, 2020

Adventures in Sci-Fi (Part 3)

The 90's: Bigger & Badder

The 90's took film up a notch. Science Fiction became cool, which meant more money for film budgets. Computer Generated Imaging began to mature, giving directors the ability to create scenes that hadn't been possible before (for better or worse).

Part I: The Before Times; the 60's & 70's
Part II: The Awesome . . .

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September 08, 2020

Adventures in Sci-Fi (Part 2)

The Awesome 80's

I am a child of the 80's; this is the Golden Age of Science Fiction for me. 80's films fall into three categories for me. The films I didn't see until I was older: The Final Countdown, Escape from New York, The Thing. The films I didn't appreciate at the time: Blade Runner, Dune, Terminator. The films I lived on: The Wrath of . . .

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September 08, 2020

Adventures in Sci-Fi (Part 1)

The before times, the 60's & 70's

I'm a huge fan of Science Fiction films so I thought I'd share a list of my favorites with the hope that someone finds something new, and include a fun fact on them. These are generally sorted by release date.

Part I: The Before Times; the 60's & 70's
Part II: The Awesome 80's
Part III: The 90's; . . .

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September 08, 2020

AWS Budgets in CDK

Creating a basic budget using csharp CDK for AWS


I wanted to create a budget for my AWS account using a CDK Construct.



Use the CfnBudget low level apis

// generate a topic to use
var topic = new Topic(...);
topic.AddSubscription(new . . .

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May 17, 2020


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