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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...
A serverless glossary
Nica Fee

Nica Fee | May 22, 2019

A serverless glossary
With Serverless, it’s not the technology that’s hard, it’s understanding the language of a new culture and operational model. Serverless architecture has coined some new terms and, more confusingly, re-used a few older terms with new meanings. This glossary will clarify some of them. App An app is a term without an exact technical definition...
How Vydia Uses Serverless with Stackery
Guest Author Mark Allen, Co-Founder & VP of Engineering @ Vydia

Guest Author Mark Allen, Co-Founder & VP of Engineering @ Vydia | May 19, 2019

How Vydia Uses Serverless with Stackery
Vydia is dedicated to helping creators gain more control over their audio and video content with a centralized tool for distributing, managing, protecting, and optimizing AV files. Vydia’s software team describes themselves as a “DevOps team first and foremost” delivering new features and updates in a tight loop. They are always in search of ...
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...
Your Development Environment is Missing
Nate Taggart

Nate Taggart | April 22, 2019

Your Development Environment is Missing
It’s hard to believe, but 10 years ago AWS had only five products. Chief among them, of course, was EC2. Although it feels a little quaint now, back then EC2 was an incredible offering. Anyone could fire up a server in seconds, install some code, and transform that generic server into any service one could imagine. And for most of the history...

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