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PHP on Lambda? Layers Makes it Possible!
Nuatu Tseggai

Nuatu Tseggai | November 29, 2018

PHP on Lambda? Layers Makes it Possible!
AWS’s announcement of Lambda Layers means big things for those of us using serverless in production. The creation of set components that can be included with any number of Lambdas means you no longer have to zip up your application code and all its dependencies each time you deploy a serverless stack. This allows you to include dependencies th...
GitHub Actions: Automating Serverless Deployments
Nica Fee

Nica Fee | November 20, 2018

GitHub Actions: Automating Serverless Deployments
The whole internet is abuzz over GitHub Actions, if by ‘whole internet’ you mean ‘the part of the internet that is obsessed with serverless ops’ and by ‘abuzz’ you mean ‘aware of‘. But Actions are a bit surprising! GitHub is a company that has famously focused on doing a single thing extremely well. As the ranks of developer-tooling SaaS comp...
The Case for Minimalist Infrastructure
Garrett Gillas

Garrett Gillas | November 13, 2018

The Case for Minimalist Infrastructure
If your company could grow its engineering organization by 40% without increasing costs, would they do it? If your DevOps team could ship more code and features with fewer people, would they want to? Hopefully, the answer to both of these questions is ‘yes’. At Stackery, we believe in helping people create the most minimal application infrastr...
Five Ways Serverless Changes DevOps
Sam Goldstein

Sam Goldstein | October 31, 2018

Five Ways Serverless Changes DevOps
I spent last week at DevOps Enterprise Summit in Las Vegas where I had the opportunity to talk with many people from the world’s largest companies about DevOps, serverless, and the ways they are delivering software faster with better stability. We were encouraged to hear of teams using serverless from cron jobs to core bets on accelerating dig...
The '8 Fallacies of Distributed Computing' Aren't Fallacies Anymore
Apurva Jantrania

Apurva Jantrania | October 23, 2018

The '8 Fallacies of Distributed Computing' Aren't Fallacies Anymore
In the mid 90’s, centralized ‘mainframe’ systems were in direct competition with microcomputing for dominance of the technology marketplace and developers’ time. Peter Deutsch, a Sun Microsystems engineer who was a ‘thought leader’ before we had the term, wrote seven fallacies that many developers assumed about distributed computing, to which ...
Disaster Recovery in a Serverless World - Part 3
Nuatu Tseggai

Nuatu Tseggai | October 18, 2018

Disaster Recovery in a Serverless World - Part 3
This is part three of a multi-part blog series. In the first post we covered Disaster Recovery planning when building serverless applications and in the second post we covered the systems engineering needed for an automated solution in the AWS cloud. In this post, we’ll discuss the end-to-end Disaster Recovery exercise we performed to validate...
Stand On the Shoulders of Giants or Fall in Their Footsteps?
Nica Fee

Nica Fee | October 09, 2018

Stand On the Shoulders of Giants or Fall in Their Footsteps?
The first-mover advantage is much touted in the technology press. After all, you won’t really see much benefit to being the second car insurance company that makes a sitcom about cavemen. But in technology, being first to market only works when that first enables a new business. On other occasions, following the pioneers can enable others to m...
Observability is Not Just Logging or Metrics
Nica Fee

Nica Fee | October 01, 2018

Observability is Not Just Logging or Metrics
Lessons from Real-World Operations We generally expect that every new technology will have, along with massive new advantages, also has fundamental flaws that will mean the old technology always has its place in our tool belt. Such a narrative is comforting! It means none of the time we spent learning older tools was wasted, since the new hot...

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