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The Journey to Serverless: How Did We Get Here? [Infographic]
Gracie Gregory

Gracie Gregory | January 08, 2019

The Journey to Serverless: How Did We Get Here? [Infographic]
It’s the beginning of a new year and when it comes to computing, going serverless is the resolution of many engineering teams. At Stackery, this excites us because we know how significant the positive impacts of serverless are and will be. So much, in fact, that we’re already thinking about its applications for next year and beyond. But while...
Infrastructure-as-Code Is The New Assembly Language For The Cloud
Chase Douglas

Chase Douglas | December 13, 2018

Infrastructure-as-Code Is The New Assembly Language For The Cloud
My career as a software engineer started in 2007 at Purdue University. I was working in the Linux kernel and researching how data was shuffled between the kernel and the user application layers. This was happening in huge clusters of machines that all talked to each other using OpenMPI — how supercomputers, like those at Los Alamos National La...
How Benefit Cosmetics Uses Serverless
Guest Author - Jason Collingwood

Guest Author - Jason Collingwood | November 21, 2018

How Benefit Cosmetics Uses Serverless
Founded by twin sisters in San Francisco well before the city became the focal point of tech, Benefit has been a refreshing and innovative answer to cosmetics customers for over 40 years. The company is a major player in this competitive industry, with a presence at over 2,000 counters in more than 30 countries and online. In recent years, Ben...
Creating Your First AWS RDS Database with Stackery
Toby Fee

Toby Fee | September 10, 2018

Creating Your First AWS RDS Database with Stackery
Once you’ve built your first Lambda, you’ll need a datastore. AWS does have an official instruction guide to help with this, but the official AWS instruction guide is extensive. You need to set up at least four resources before you can deploy your first RDS table, and by the time their 2,000-word guide is done you still haven’t even selected ...
AWS Serverless Application Model YAML Templates: An Introduction
Toby Fee

Toby Fee | August 21, 2018

AWS Serverless Application Model YAML Templates: An Introduction
If you’ve never worked with YAML before, you’ll probably find the basic template format daunting. YAML — which somehow doesn’t stand for Yet Another Markdown Language, but instead YAML Ain’t Markdown Language — is a simplified way of storing data structures. YAML is popular with Rails users and sees some popularity with all higher order langua...
Serverless for Total Beginners
Anna Spysz

Anna Spysz | August 16, 2018

Serverless for Total Beginners
As the newest member of the Stackery Engineering team and Stackery’s Resident N00b™, I have been wanting to explain what serverless is in the most beginner-friendly terms possible. This is my attempt to do so. I recently graduated a full-stack coding bootcamp, where I learned several ways to build and deploy a traditional (i.e. monolithic) we...
Simple Authentication with AWS Cognito
Matthew Bradburn

Matthew Bradburn | August 07, 2018

Simple Authentication with AWS Cognito
I was recently doing some work related to AWS Cognito, which I wasn’t previously familiar with, and it turns out to be pretty interesting. Stackery has a cloud-based app for building and deploying serverless applications, and we use Cognito for our own authentication. The thing I was trying to do was hard to figure out but easy once I figured...
Custom CloudFormation Resources: Real Ultimate Power
Chase Douglas

Chase Douglas | May 24, 2018

Custom CloudFormation Resources: Real Ultimate Power
Lately, I’ve found CloudFormation custom resources to be supremely helpful for many use cases. I actually wanted to write a post mimicking Real Ultimate Power: Hi, this post is all about CloudFormation custom resources, REAL CUSTOM RESOURCES. This post is awesome. My name is Chase and I can’t stop thinking about custom resources. These t...

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