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So, as I’m about to graduate after studying a 5 year degree. 5 whole years. I decided to reflect back on everything that I’ve learned in these 5 years. I’ve definitely had highs and lows but in the end, I’m graduating really content with my university experience and everything I got out of it. I think I can say I’m a very different person, at least, I feel like a very different person.

So here are the 13 most important lessons I learned while at university.

1. You can never beat someone who actually likes what they do

So find something you enjoy. You have time right now to figure this out…


The birthday cake I made for myself :)

Every year, when it’s my birthday, I like to reflect on the year that passed. With the pandemic, I thought that this year would be a complete write-off. The beginning of quarantine was really difficult. Though I’m very fortunate to not have lost my job or be affected severely by the pandemic, social isolation and a lack of routine did make me feel extremely lonely and just a bit lost in life.

Quarantine gave me a special opportunity to learn more about myself. There’s a lot that social distancing has taught me and that’s exactly where my mind has been…


Need to a version control tool for your code project? Never used Bitbucket or GitHub before? Here’s a quick step-by-step summary to get you started with setting up a repository and pushing code from your local IDE to a branch.

1. Download Git Bash

You’re going to need to download Git Bash from here https://git-scm.com/

Git Bash is a command-line interface where you will be running your Git commands.

2. Setting up a GitHub or Bitbucket account

First, you need a GitHub or Bitbucket account. So go ahead and sign up for an account. I’m going to go ahead and do this on GitHub.

3. Set up SSH keys

This is the key that your GitHub/Bitbucket account…


With everyone being in quarantine and staying indoors, what better time to pick up some useful certifications. So I wanted to start with the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam. If you have no idea what this is, AWS is Amazon Web Services, a cloud computing provider and this exam is all about using AWS services to design highly available, reliable, scalable and secure systems. Overall, the difficulty of this exam I’d say is medium and took me 2 months to prepare for.

My Background

Prior to starting my preparation for this certification, I had a little bit of experience working with…


While preparing for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, I found that there weren’t many resources that gave a quick summary of all the AWS services available. So, I made a summary and here it is:

I’ve broken this down into the key services followed by related services. There’s a lot of AWS services and these are changing everyday, so I’ve definitely missed some, but this list should get you started with most of the important ones.

Main Services

  • AWS IAM enables creation and management of AWS users and groups and use permissions to allow and deny their access to AWS…

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