# Welcome to Helsinki 2017/11/28
Welcome to Helsinki, AWS CloudFront! CloudFront adds a new point of presence in Helsinki, Finland. This is great! I hope we'll see new services and maybe even a new region popping up here in Finland.
# AWS London Region Open 2016/12/15
AWS has just opened a new region in London making the total number of regions 16, of which three are in Europe. When will we see the first one in northern Europe? Finland, maybe? :)
# AWS Elastic Beanstalk: First Impressions 2016/12/02
I've been building my first app in AWS Elastic Beanstalk. There's a lot to like in this platform.
There's a learning curve when you setup the system, but once you're done everything seems to be working smoothly. Deployments are easy from command line and I haven't had any problems so far.
Here's the things that I like the most:
- Easy to set up a separate web tier and a background worker tier
- Possible to use your own custom server AMI (I needed some custom binaries for image processing)
- Nice web based console for setting things up
I'm still learning and I'm probably not utilizing the full potential of Elastic Beanstalk.
# AWS Cognito 2016/09/29
I've just done my first tests with AWS Cognito. It's pretty cool but I haven't done anything substantial with it yet.
# AWS CloudFront Supports HTTP/2 2016/09/28
Today we are launching HTTP/2 support for CloudFront.
This is great! It seems Amazon is pushing HTTPS everywhere with their recent announcement of free SSL certificates and now HTTP/2 support.
# CloudFront Supports gzip 2015/12/20
Amazon CloudFront can now compress your objects at the edge. You can now configure CloudFront to automatically apply GZIP compression when browsers and other clients request a compressed object with text and other compressible file formats.
This is great news, it's about time. Hopefully HTTP/2 comes next, right Amazon?