introduction to JokeyRhy.me
Welcome to my blog-about-building-a-blog!
Looks like I finally got this up and running to the point where I can actually submit content!
So, this is just a personal project to build a site with blog functionality using some technology that is still fairly new to me. This is supposed to be a learning experience, and I figured I’d share what I discover along the way.
Here’s a brief overview of the technology in play…
MongoDB is a NoSQL database solution. I’ll cover this in more depth in later posts, but I selected this primarily because it uses JSON for its query language. I started this project with very little practical experience with MongoDB.
Amazon offer an excellent cloud services solution. They have warehouses all over the place (although not in Australia yet), very competitive pricing, and powerful APIs and tools for managing their services.
My employer is currently using AWS for our application, and it has certainly proved to be quite seductive. Amazon provide so much useful and robust functionality that it’s hard to find equivalent alternatives. Their competitors tend to have fewer locations, higher pricing or less flexible provisioning.