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The Future of Serverless
Nate Taggart

Nate Taggart | September 18, 2017

The Future of Serverless
Sometimes when working with new technology it’s easy to focus on the implementation details and the minutiae of simply: how do I get this to work. Obviously, with serverless (as with all new technologies) there are a lot of nuts-and-bolts basics to figure out. It’s also true that the community is still new and we’re still coalescing around the ...
The People Side of Serverless Adoption
Nate Taggart

Nate Taggart | August 17, 2017

The People Side of Serverless Adoption
Making the technology transition to serverless architecture is a frequent topic these days. Less frequently discussed is the human component of this change, but it’s an equally important topic. Aligning your organization’s people to your technology transition is a critical component in a successful serverless strategy. Preparing for change Le...
Porting to Serverless
Nate Taggart

Nate Taggart | August 02, 2017

Porting to Serverless
Unless you have the luxury of building your application from scratch, chances are you’ll face a point where you’ll have to decide on a strategy for migrating your application to a serverless/functions-as-a-service (FaaS) architecture. While some considerations, like support for your application’s language and runtime version, are fairly straigh...
Easy Custom Domains For Serverless APIs
Chase Douglas

Chase Douglas | July 12, 2017

Easy Custom Domains For Serverless APIs
Because serverless tech is so new, sometimes we find ourselves waiting for features that ought to have been available from the start. Today, Stackery can check-off another feature that will make it much easier for people to start building serverless Rest Apis. One fundamental aspect of building a Rest Api is the domain you use to host it. The ...
Serverless Amazon Alexa Skills
Michelle Levine

Michelle Levine | July 07, 2017

Serverless Amazon Alexa Skills
After doing the standard “Hello World” serverless program, I didn’t know where to go next. What would be a simple but interesting project? It was pointed out to me that I could build an Amazon Alexa Skill using serverless. Since I had recently acquired a new Amazon Echo, this seemed like an exciting project to get started on. Alexa is the per...
What's your Serverless Maturity Level?
Nate Taggart

Nate Taggart | June 30, 2017

What's your Serverless Maturity Level?
In talking with hundreds of early-adopting companies in the serverless space, we’ve seen a clear pattern emerge in how companies embrace serverless architectures. Whether you’re just beginning to evaluate a FaaS (Function-as-a-Service) architecture, or have already transitioned large portions of your application to AWS Lambda (or related FaaS o...
AWS Lambda: Sync or Async?
Michelle Levine

Michelle Levine | June 22, 2017

AWS Lambda: Sync or Async?
When you execute your code within AWS Lambda, the functions can either be invoked synchronously or asynchronously. While each is useful and needed for different situations, they also come along with interesting side effects in the serverless space. Synchronous functions are used when you need to know the result of an operation before moving on...
The Serverless Learning Curve
Nate Taggart

Nate Taggart | June 12, 2017

The Serverless Learning Curve
Like all new technologies, there’s a lot of hype around FaaS-style “serverless” architectures. You may have heard of the many benefits of serverless: faster time to market, lower infrastructure costs, and impressive scalability. While all true (and enormously advantageous), it’s important to identify some of the challenges of this new infrastruc...

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