Recently I was trying to use the psycopg2 libraries for Python in combination with AWS Lambda. My first hint that this was probably overkill was that the function package, when zipped, started exceeding 50MB. AWS console errors quickly reminded me that 50MB is the size limit for Lambda packages.

Howdy! I’ve moved my site to Hugo! I’ve also deployed it using AWS’ static site hosting.

Here’s a few easy aliases to deploy your static hugo blog to AWS

alias myblog="cd ~/Documents/myblogfolder"
alias deployblog="myblog && hugo && aws s3 sync ./public s3://your-aws-website-bucketn && rm -r ./public"

I put together this outline to help folks transitioning from a non-software job towards Web Development/Front End Development/UX Design. I’m no expert in the field, but I have spent a lot of time documenting and using a variety of free resources and I hope they’re useful for you. This doesn’t really dig into the steps to take to become a “full stack” developer but it’s a decent way to get your toes wet.