Why A Frontend Developer Decided to Get AWS Certified

  1. At Compass, we offer frontend devs a no-fuss way of interfacing with the backend locally. A dev can run the frontend server and apps on their local machine while tunneling into a remote backend. The remote backend is hosted on an AWS EC2 instance which manages backend services and databases. As a frontend dev, having the backend remote keeps me from having to worry about code and configuration that I’m not interested in. Everything “just works”. The backend I connect to mirrors it’s production equivalent.
  2. After I push a code change up for review, I can launch a “demo box” that QA can use to run tests on. My “demo box” is an EC2 instance with my commit applied on top of the master branch, which then connects to another instance of our remote backend.
  3. The product I work on in particular — Collections — is very backend heavy. We offer our agents an activity feed containing a stream of data generated from actions their clients have taken. The stream is created by synthesizing the data we receive through SNS and SQS.

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