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Software Engineers: Confidence Matters Just as Much as Ability
Chase Douglas

Chase Douglas | August 15, 2019

Software Engineers: Confidence Matters Just as Much as Ability
Software engineering is a skilled task; those who obtain the experience and credentials necessary to become engineers know this, as do their employers. Engineers have an overarching goal of using these skills to construct experiences that enable end-users to complete a task successfully and they hope to provide enjoyment and comfort along the ...
Local AWS Lambda Development For All
Sam Goldstein

Sam Goldstein | July 25, 2019

Local AWS Lambda Development For All
Starting today, we are extending the AWS SAM CLI for any developer to locally debug and develop any Lambda function, in any language or framework, against the full environment of live cloud resources with any IDE, for free. You don’t even need a Stackery account. This capability can be obtained by installing the Stackery CLI either automa...
Get Going with SNS
Anna Yovandich

Anna Yovandich | July 15, 2019

Get Going with SNS
Every day that I commute home, I check Google Maps for the next Trimet bus arrival at the usual stop. There’s nothing wrong with this ritual but it always distracts or leaves me stalled for a few empty minutes. Ever the proponent of laziness automation, I decided to build a stack that will do this for me by texting incoming arrival times for m...
Announcing Stackery’s AWS DevOps Competency - Professional Workflow & Tooling For Building On AWS Serverless
Farrah Campbell

Farrah Campbell | July 10, 2019

Announcing Stackery’s AWS DevOps Competency - Professional Workflow & Tooling For Building On AWS Serverless
As a company providing tooling to enable developers and operations teams to adopt a productive serverless workflow, Stackery is closely integrated with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Our customers are development teams who want to confidently build on AWS serverless and then manage the pipeline to production with confidence that what gets built an...
6 Docs Every Serverless Developer Should Read
Anna Spysz

Anna Spysz | June 24, 2019

6 Docs Every Serverless Developer Should Read
When I browse Stackery’s documentation and blog, I see some great writing that I know not everyone has read. Check out these helpful articles essential to growth as a developer. Learn what Serverless is… and isn’t This post was inspired by reading an article on serverless as a general topic that managed to get almost every detail wrong. I won...
Securing a Web Application with AWS Application Load Balancer
Matthew Bradburn

Matthew Bradburn | June 20, 2019

Securing a Web Application with AWS Application Load Balancer
Editor’s note: while we love serverless at Stackery, there are still some tasks that will require the use of a virtual machine. Need to install an image library on the OS layer? Want to configure ports for some reason? AWS Lambdas don’t let you do that. If you’re still using an Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Virtual Machine, enjoy this very useful...
Why You Should Use API Gateway Proxy Integration With Lambda
Chase Douglas

Chase Douglas | June 15, 2019

Why You Should Use API Gateway Proxy Integration With Lambda
Ben Kehoe wrote a post about AWS API Gateway to Lambda integration: How you should — and should not — use API Gateway proxy integration with Lambda. In his post, Ben gave a few reasons why he believes using API Gateway Proxy Integration is an anti-pattern. Ben does a great job summarizing how the integration works. He writes: The pattern tha...
Serverless Data Processing with AWS Step Functions, Part II.
Jun Fritz

Jun Fritz | June 14, 2019

Serverless Data Processing with AWS Step Functions, Part II.
Back in Part I of Deploying a Serverless Data Processing Workflow with AWS Step Functions, Nuatu mentioned one key benefit of using step functions is their visibility into business critical workflows. Outside stakeholders, support staff, and other engineers can look at a state machine execution in AWS or Stackery, and can easily understand the...

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