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10 lessons from the AWS hackathon
Danielle Heberling

Danielle Heberling | February 25, 2020

10 lessons from the AWS hackathon
This weekend I had the opportunity to participate in the AWS Hackathon in Portland. Based on the hackathons hosted at re:Invent, this brought together about 100 developers of all skill levels to break up into small teams and produce a demo product in 10 hours. I had a great time, and wanted to share what I learned! My AWS Hackathon Takeaways 1...
Serverless is more than AWS Lambda
Tim Zonca

Tim Zonca | February 20, 2020

Serverless is more than AWS Lambda
Too often serverless is equated with just AWS Lambda. Yes, it’s true: Amazon Web Services (AWS) helped to pioneer what is commonly referred to as serverless today with AWS Lambda, which was first announced back in 2015. But in 2020, it’s important for enterprises to understand that the serverless landscape is much bigger with more opportunitie...
Announcing Stackery-Native Provisioned Concurrency Support
Chase Douglas

Chase Douglas | February 18, 2020

Announcing Stackery-Native Provisioned Concurrency Support
The seamless scaling and headache-free reliability of a serverless application architecture has become compelling to a broad community of cloud specialists. But for those who have yet to become converts, a specific issue related to service startup latency—Cold Starts—has been one of the cited key objections. Fortunately, the serverless marketpl...
This Week's Top Five Serverless Tweets
Toby Fee

Toby Fee | February 13, 2020

This Week's Top Five Serverless Tweets
I’d like to take a moment to point out some of my favorite things that have come across my Twitter timeline in the last week, if you’d like to see more follow Stackery on twitter! Not a week goes by that Yan Cui doesn’t have some insight for us all “Well-architect your way to better serverless applications” by @theburningmonkhttps://t.co/SpRFzY...
A podcast we like — Bringing Traditional Tooling Services to Serverless
Gracie Gregory

Gracie Gregory | February 12, 2020

A podcast we like — Bringing Traditional Tooling Services to Serverless
Stackery gets an honorable mention this week on a Quantlayer podcast. The topic addressed is tooling for Serverless. The content covers multiple players in this space, and some aspects of the value they bring to the serverless environment: Helping ensure the appropriate security configuration Coordinating application deployments Monitori...
Top 10 Serverless Deployment Errors (and How to Fix Them)
Anna Spysz

Anna Spysz | February 06, 2020

Top 10 Serverless Deployment Errors (and How to Fix Them)
You know what they say: successful deploys are all alike; every unsuccessful deploy is unsuccessful in its own way (ok, no one actually says that, except engineers who have read way too much Russian literature, ahem). However, in the past few years we have witnessed some recurring deployment errors while helping customers on their serverless jo...
The Best Serverless Sessions at AWS Summit New York
Abner Germanow

Abner Germanow | July 04, 2019

The Best Serverless Sessions at AWS Summit New York
The AWS Web Summit New York is next week! While there isn’t a formal serverless track, there are some great sessions for those considering serverless tools or those who are experienced in serverless and want to hear new insights and perspectives! WebSocket revival: API Gateway, WebSockets, and interactive applications WebSockets aren’t new, ...
Dealing With the AWS Lambda Invocation Payload Limits
Apurva Jantrania

Apurva Jantrania | June 30, 2019

Dealing With the AWS Lambda Invocation Payload Limits
If you’ve dealt with lambda functions you may have run across the RequestEntityTooLargeException - * byte payload is too large for the Event invocation type (limit 131072 bytes) AWS Lambda exception that occurs when a function is invoked with too large of a payload. Current AWS Lambda limits are set at 6 MB for synchronous/RequestResponse invo...

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