Article Roundup - April 3, 2020

Article Roundup

All Pluralsight Content is Free in April
Pluralsight has opened up its content for free in April. I’ve used their videos in the past and they have some good content. If you’re stuck at home and want to try and use some videos to improve your skills give Pluralsight a try, you have nothing to lose. If you’d like to use a referral link, here you go.

Best Practices for Secondary Indexes with DynamoDB
NoSQL is a very different beast from relational datastores. Knowing and planning for your access patterns becomes more important, you can’t just let the server figure it out. You have to do that work. With AWS’s DynamoDB you can use Secondary Indexes to help deal with some of those different access pattern requirements. That’s what this article focuses on. The article also starts to dig into an advanced pattern where you have more than one type of item in your DynamoDB Table. Maybe you store both organizations and users and perhaps they have different access patterns. What do you do then? That’s where it gets juicy.