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Stranger In a Strange Land: An 'Imposter' Encounters Git, Part I.
Gracie Gregory

Gracie Gregory | May 09, 2019

Stranger In a Strange Land: An 'Imposter' Encounters Git, Part I.
We’ve all read those op-eds in the Smarter Living section of NYT about impostors syndrome. After all, they have been getting more and more traction as a new generation enters the associate-level in their career. Impostors syndrome: that perennial juggling act between vocational ambition and that sneaking suspicion that you’ll arrive at work on...
Developer's Guide to Cognito with Stackery
Matthew Bradburn

Matthew Bradburn | April 12, 2019

Developer's Guide to Cognito with Stackery
Stackery has a cloud-based app for building and deploying serverless applications, and we use Cognito for our own authentication. This guide will help you set up an authentication back-end for a largely static site. Cognito is AWS’s cloud solution for authentication – if you’re building an app that handles users with passwords, you can use AW...
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...
The Anatomy of a Serverless App
Toby Fee

Toby Fee | February 11, 2019

The Anatomy of a Serverless App
Serverless has, for the last year or so, felt like an easy term to define: code run in a highly managed environment with (almost) no configuration of the underlying computer layer done by your team. Fair enough, but what is is a serverless application? A Lambda isn’t an app by itself, heck, it can’t even communicate with the world outside of A...
Creating Cognito User Pools with CloudFormation
Matthew Bradburn

Matthew Bradburn | January 31, 2019

Creating Cognito User Pools with CloudFormation
I’ve been working on creating AWS Cognito User Pools in CloudFormation, and thought this would be a good time to share some of what I’ve learned. As an overview of this project: For sign-up, I’m creating Cognito users directly from my server app. It’s also possible to have users create their own accounts in Cognito, but that’s not what I ...
Building Slack Bots for Fun: A Serverless Release Gong
Anna Spysz

Anna Spysz | November 16, 2018

Building Slack Bots for Fun: A Serverless Release Gong
We have a running joke at Stackery regarding our tiny little gong that’s used to mark the occasion when we get a new customer. So tiny. And while I’m all about the sales team celebrating their successes (albeit with a far-too-small gong), I felt like the dev team needed its own way to commemorate major product releases and iterations. Then I...
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...

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