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Webhooks Made Easy with Stackery
Anna Spysz

Anna Spysz | November 08, 2018

Webhooks Made Easy with Stackery
Webhooks are about as close as you can get to the perfect serverless use case. They are event-driven and generally perform just one (stateless) function. So of course we wanted to show how easy it is to implement webhooks using Stackery. Our newest tutorial, the Serverless Webhooks Tutorial, teaches you to create a GitHub webhook and connect ...
Building a Single-Page App With Stackery & React
Jun Fritz

Jun Fritz | October 30, 2018

Building a Single-Page App With Stackery & React
After completing this tutorial, you’ll have a serverless SPA built using Stackery and React. Stackery will be used to configure, deploy, and host our application which will be built using the React library. The newest tutorial on our documentation site guides you through the process of building a Serverless Single-Page App using Stackery an...
Building Serverless Applications with AWS Amplify
Danielle Heberling

Danielle Heberling | October 24, 2018

Building Serverless Applications with AWS Amplify
So you want to use AWS Cognito to authenticate users and have your user pool, identity pool, and app client all set up in the AWS console. …the next question is how can you connect this with your React based frontend? While there are a few ways to go about doing this, this post is going to give you a brief overview on how to do this via a libr...
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 ...
What Successful Serverless Teams Know
Nate Taggart

Nate Taggart | October 10, 2018

What Successful Serverless Teams Know
Shipping serverless applications feels good. And it should! Serverless lets us focus on our software and ignore the tedium of managing servers. You download a framework, write a little code, and deploy your first Lambda function. Congrats! You’re a serverless developer! But, as you run through that first “Hello, world” serverless tutorial, yo...
Disaster Recovery in a Serverless World - Part 2
Apurva Jantrania

Apurva Jantrania | September 17, 2018

Disaster Recovery in a Serverless World - Part 2
This is part two of a multi-part blog series. In the previous post, we covered Disaster Recovery planning when building serverless applications. In this post, we’ll discuss the systems engineering needed for an automated solution in the AWS cloud. As I started looking into implementing Stackery’s automated backup solution, my goal was simple:...
Empathy Through Observation: A User Testing Reality Check
Anna Yovandich

Anna Yovandich | September 13, 2018

Empathy Through Observation: A User Testing Reality Check
Engineers, by the nature of their work, cannot objectively experience their product like a legitimate user. While busy cranking out new features and pushing the product forward, it’s common to accrue some technical debt in the codebase. However, sprints to the finish line are likely increasing debt in an arguably more critical area: usability....
How to Write 200 Lines of YAML in 1 Minute
Anna Spysz

Anna Spysz | September 11, 2018

How to Write 200 Lines of YAML in 1 Minute
Last month, our CTO Chase wrote about why you should stop YAML engineering. I completely agree with his thesis, though for slightly different reasons. As a new developer, I’ve grasped that it’s crucial to learn and do just what you need and nothing more - at least when you’re just getting started in your career. Now, I’m all about learning fo...

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