Yesterday I went into a class inside a big building and came out 80 minutes later a certified AWS Solution Architect (associate). It was a hard test and I prepared for it, learning about services and offerings during countless sleepless nights but it was all worth it: I learnt a lot, acquired useful knowledge, and most importantly – I got a badge!
Obviously I did not wake up one morning and decided to learn a new technology just for the sake of it. It all started a few months ago when I’ve started working with a new customer that uses AWS cloud and after working with Amazon’s stuff for a while I’ve decided that I want to know more.
Does it mean I’m leaving the Microsoft eco-system – no way! just like when I learnt Java I did not stopped using C# (or C++). I’ve used Azure and used AWS and like both. The cool thing is that C# support exist in the AWS cloud and in fact we’ve been using .NET Core to write micro-services and Lambdas and so far so good.
It was not easy, but I’m glad I did because it made me learn a lot in a very short time – the trick was to schedule a test date and then I had no choice and so I’ve invested my time and got a good ROI back – I have a new tool (or tools) under my belt to be used when needed.