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Stackery Welcomes Tim Wagner, Inventor of AWS Lambda, to Board of Directors
Tim Zonca

Tim Zonca | October 08, 2019

Stackery Welcomes Tim Wagner, Inventor of AWS Lambda, to Board of Directors
In new and quickly-expanding fields like serverless, long-standing experts are few and far between. I am excited to welcome Tim Wagner, the original leader of the serverless movement, to the Stackery Board of Directors. Tim spent six years at Amazon Web Services as the General Manager of AWS Lambda, where he oversaw the team that built the succ...
Announcing the Stackery Partner Program
Farrah Campbell

Farrah Campbell | October 01, 2019

Announcing the Stackery Partner Program
Stackery has launched a partner program currently centered around Systems Integrators. Here’s why. You’ve heard it before: serverless is no longer a vague concept peppered across conference keynotes for intrigue. In late 2019 real software developers and their teams are using serverless architecture and many companies have publicly endorsed t...
The Secret Lives of Failed Amazon SQS Messages
Danielle Heberling

Danielle Heberling | September 16, 2019

The Secret Lives of Failed Amazon SQS Messages
A common pattern in serverless architecture is to have a queue before a function. This is great because you can create a second queue for all of the messages that failed in the function execution (or, if we want to put it in terms that don’t sound like we’re aggressively shaming them, we can classify them as having “encountered an error at some ...
The Quest to Eradicate Lingering VPCs
Anna Spysz

Anna Spysz | August 27, 2019

The Quest to Eradicate Lingering VPCs
How you'll feel after deleting VPCs using the command line Cost is a big reason many dev teams are transitioning to serverless. However, there are still some ways costs can creep up on you in serverless apps. The biggest culprit I’ve found in my own experience is the VPC resource. Because adding a VPC to a serverless stack is ridiculous...
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...

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