This blog is to document Monkton engineering efforts, marketing efforts,
DevSecOps efforts, and various other things.
This site is actually a custom built .NET Core project that we deploy with
AWS Lambda. A million requests a month will cost a whole $1.05. It really
can't be beat as far as pricing. This includes Lambda, API Gateway, Route 53,
We evaluated using Medium but disliked their model that prevents people from
viewing posts freely, WordPress is a security disaster, Blogger was too heavy.
So, the answer was to write a lightweight framework to do blogging. The software
is simple, it just renders content in markdown files. Is this perfect? No, but
it suits our needs, is lightweight, and helped us better understand CI/CD and
We will write more on how we built it, how we deploy it using GitLab's
CI/CD pipeline, automatically to Lambda. Once we check in code to GitLab,
the CI/CD pipe does all the work. There is nothing to configure or manage.