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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...
Running Lambdas on your Laptop
Toby Fee

Toby Fee | June 11, 2019

Running Lambdas on your Laptop
An FAQ on SAM Local with the SAM CLI Serverless has the potential to bring massive ops advantages to projects of all sizes, but while it presents great business benefits, we need to spare a thought for how teams develop on serverless. I recently published ‘Serverless Development is Broken’ a list of concerns about how developers can work with...
Write to S3 and call other Lambdas with Python
Toby Fee

Toby Fee | June 10, 2019

Write to S3 and call other Lambdas with Python
Many people writing about AWS Lambda view Node as the code-default. I’ve been guilty of this in my own articles, but it’s important to remember that Python is a ‘first-class citizen’ within AWS and is a great option for writing readable Lambda code. Take a look at these two starter examples of writing functionality in Python. Saving to S3 In th...
Deploying a serverless data processing workflow with AWS Step Functions
Nuatu Tseggai

Nuatu Tseggai | June 06, 2019

Deploying a serverless data processing workflow with AWS Step Functions
This is the first of a two-part blog series. In this post we’ll use Stackery to configure and deploy a serverless data processing architecture that utilizes AWS Step Functions to coordinate multiple steps within a workflow. In the next post we’ll expand this architecture with additional workflow logic to highlight techniques for increasing res...
Setting up a proper serverless development workflow
Sam Goldstein

Sam Goldstein | May 29, 2019

Setting up a proper serverless development workflow
If you’ve built a serverless application or two, you’re probably familiar with the benefits of serverless architecture. You take advantage of already built, managed cloud services to handle standard application requirements like authentication, storage, compute, API gateways, and a long list of other infrastructure needs. You can spin up these r...

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