Enabling slow query log on Amazon RDS

On February 16, 2014, in AWS, by Anuj Gakhar

The slow query log can be used to find queries that take a long time to execute and are therefore candidates for optimization. If you want to enable slow query log on your Amazon MySQL RDS instance, you need to be aware of 2 things :- To be able to enable and disable slow query log […]

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Sending Email with the new SMTP Support for Amazon SES

On December 14, 2011, in ColdFusion, AWS, Railo, by Anuj Gakhar

Amazon recently announced that they have added an SMTP interface to their Simple Email Service. Now, this is pretty cool. This means that we can now use our very own cfmail tag in ColdFusion to send emails using Amazon’s SMTP/SES service. The Simple Email Service allows you to send emails – although you need to […]

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Using SSH Host shortnames to connect to Amazon EC2 servers

On December 9, 2011, in AWS, Mac, by Anuj Gakhar

I work with quite a few different Amazon EC2 instances on a daily basis and I use SSH command line interface to connect to these servers and as you can imagine, a normal command for that would look something like this :- [xml] ssh -i ~/.ec2/server.pem username@ec2-identifier.compute-1.amazonaws.com [/xml] Now, imagine typing that in for 5 […]

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ColdBox Plugin for Amazon SES

On November 30, 2011, in ColdFusion, AWS, by Anuj Gakhar

A few days ago, I wrote an API wrapper for Amazon Simple Email Service. Today, I thought of converting it into a ColdBox Plugin for use within ColdBox apps. I have added the plugin source code to the existing github repository for the project. Feel free to use, test and report any issues (if found).

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Directly Uploading a File to Amazon S3 with Railo

On November 29, 2011, in AWS, Railo, by Anuj Gakhar

I work with Railo and Amazon S3 on an almost daily basis and one of the things I recently looked at was how to upload a file directly to Amazon S3 when a form with a file type field is submitted. Turns out it is pretty easy to do so.  Railo has built in support […]

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Using Amazon EC2 – Things to Consider

On November 19, 2011, in AWS, by Anuj Gakhar

I recorded this video sometime back on present.me and I thought I would post it here as well. It’s a small video I recorded when I first started using Amazon EC2.

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Amazon Simple Email Service API ColdFusion Wrapper

On November 17, 2011, in ColdFusion, AWS, by Anuj Gakhar

Amazon Simple Email Service is one of the services provided by Amazon Web Services. Directly quoting from their website :- Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is a highly scalable and cost-effective bulk and transactional email-sending service for businesses and developers. Amazon SES eliminates the complexity and expense of building an in-house email solution or […]

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Giving access to a single S3 Bucket using Amazon IAM

On November 9, 2011, in AWS, by Anuj Gakhar

I have been using Amazon S3 storage for well over an year now and I totally love the service. However, today I had a situation where I had to give access to a single S3 bucket (the AWS account has a lot more S3 buckets) to a particular user. So, turns out, you can use […]

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