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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
Nica Fee

Nica 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
Nica Fee

Nica 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...
Building a Better Product Through Customer Service
Danielle Heberling

Danielle Heberling | May 21, 2019

Building a Better Product Through Customer Service
As an individual coming from a customer support background that knows the value of being on the front lines, I am ecstatic that Stackery focuses on the customer across all teams. Moreover, I’m excited by the impact of having the front line perspective ingrained in the product we build. After all, the customers are the reason why we work so har...
How to Serverless Locally: The Serverless Dev Workflow Challenge
Sam Goldstein

Sam Goldstein | April 24, 2019

How to Serverless Locally: The Serverless Dev Workflow Challenge
Editor’s note: In July, we announced the ability to locally debug and develop any Lambda function, in any language or framework, against live cloud resources with any IDE, for free. You don’t even need a Stackery account! Take a look at this post from Sam to learn more about this exciting feature of Stackery. One of the biggest challenges whe...
The Lazy Programmer’s Guide to Web Scrapers
Anna Spysz

Anna Spysz | March 21, 2019

The Lazy Programmer’s Guide to Web Scrapers
I am a proud lazy programmer. This means that if I can automate a task, I will absolutely do it. Especially if it means I can avoid doing the same thing more than once. Luckily, as an engineer, my laziness is an asset - because this week, it led me to write an HTML scraper for our Changelog, just so I wouldn’t have to manually update the Chan...

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