J Cole Morrison

J Cole Morrison: Tech Guides and Thoughts

Hi, I'm Cole. I'm an entrepreneur and engineer based out of Sacramento, CA teaching what I know as I go! This is a log of my Tech Guides and Thoughts. Thanks for reading!

J Cole Morrison

Hi, I'm Cole. I'm an entrepreneur and engineer based out of Sacramento, CA teaching what I know as I go! This is a log of my Tech Guides and Thoughts. Thanks for reading!


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AWS VPC Core Concepts in an Analogy and Guide

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Introduction In this post we're going to walk through the core concepts of AWS Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) in the context of an analogy. Our main objectives are: a) Talk about each core component from a conceptual / analogy standpoint b) Explain each core…

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AWS IAM Policies in a Nutshell

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Introduction In this post we're going to go through an explanation and tutorial of IAM policies. The long, deep, dark of AWS documentation can sometimes (understatement) overcomplicate concepts. In fact, it's so generally overly wordy and jumbled, and of co…

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Docker for a Fresh MySQL or MongoDB Instance in Any Project

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In this post I'm going to cover a very simple and powerful use case for Docker in a local development workflow. Using docker to create fresh, separate instances of MySQL and MongoDB for any project or app. I'm not going to spend time explaining what Docker i…

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Build and Deploy a Node API and React Web App on AWS

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Over the past couple of weeks I've thrown out a series of guides, that while completely independent, can be used to learn and setup a full node and react api based application. I wanted to use this post glue these together and fill in gaps. From this setup…

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React and Redux Sagas Authentication App Tutorial Part 3

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Overview This is a the 3rd part of the React and Redux Sagas Authentication App Tutorial. In this part we're going to work with creating and fetching our protected API resources with our newly setup authentication and authorization process. Recap In the previ…

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React and Redux Sagas Authentication App Tutorial Part 2

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Overview This is a continuation of the React and Redux Sagas Authentication App Tutorial. In the previous section knocked out a great deal: Scaffolded out the React application Setup Redux, Redux Form, React Router and Redux Saga Modeled and created our Globa…

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React and Redux Sagas Authentication App Tutorial

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Overview In this Tutorial series we're going to take a deep, PRACTICAL guide into using some of the most popular and yet under explained React tools: Redux Redux Saga Redux Form React Router It's not necessarily that any of these are difficult to use, but wiri…

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"Will Tesla Energy be Tesla's version of Amazon's AWS in terms of profits and growth?"

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This is a cross post that I answered on Quora the other day that turned into both a story and mini thought - blog post. I figured I'd share it here since otherwise it will get lost in the sea of questions on Quora. The original question and post: https://www.…