F# for the Cloud worker This is the first blog post in a series about using the programming language F# for Cloud oriented tasks. I am new to using F# in practice and these series of blog posts are essentially a documentation of my explorations of F# as a language for building various cloud solutions. This starts at the beginning of learning F#. F# is an open-source, cross-platform functional language.
Certified Last Friday I passed the AWS Certification Data Analytics Specialty exam. This is both an old, and a new certification in the AWS space. Old because it partially replaced the old Big Data Specialty certification. New because it was fairly recently made available to be certified in. I had not done the old Big Data Specialty certification before, but what I have been told is that this new certification is quite similar to the old Big Data certification, but with less emphasis on Machine Learning (ML) topics.
I try to listen on podcasts regularly to get interesting information in a number of areas, including cloud and functional programming. In the cloud space, I have a few podcasts I think could be worth listening. My favourites are the podcasts that are not focused on a specific cloud provider: If a podcast focuses on a specific cloud provider, I prefer those that widen their scope and not just talk details about cloud provider services - there are other forms of communication that works better for that.
The challenge continues This is part 2 of a series of posts about GCP certification challenge. You can find part 1 here. In my previous post, I had done one quest at Qwiklabs and started on the second quest. These quests were part of the first month of the challenge. The proposed schedule looked like this: Month 1 GCP Essentials Quest @ Qwiklabs (required) Cloud Architecture Quest @ Qwiklabs (required) Book certification exam (required) Month 2 Architecting on GCP Coursera specialization (recommended) Take practice exam (recommended) Month 3 Take the certification exam Current progress Both quests from month 1 were completed.