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Stackery’s Quickstart Just Got Quicker—and More Useful
Anna Spysz

Anna Spysz | October 15, 2018

Stackery’s Quickstart Just Got Quicker—and More Useful
If you’ve been over to our documentation site lately, you may have noticed some changes. We’ve got a new look and some new tutorials, but the latest upgrade is our new Quickstart tutorial. While the first version of our Quickstart just got you up and running with Stackery, version 2.0 also has you deploying a static HTML portfolio page to an AP...
Deploy GraphQL APIs with Stackery
Sam Goldstein

Sam Goldstein | October 03, 2018

Deploy GraphQL APIs with Stackery
It’s been a busy month in Stackery engineering. Here’s a quick recap of what’s new in the product this week. You can now use Stackery to configure and provision AWS AppSync GraphQL APIs, which is a serverless pay-per-invocation service similar to API Gateway, but for GraphQL! GraphQL resolvers can be connected to backend data sources like D...
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...
Creating Your First AWS RDS Database with Stackery
Toby Fee

Toby Fee | September 10, 2018

Creating Your First AWS RDS Database with Stackery
Once you’ve built your first Lambda, you’ll need a datastore. AWS does have an official instruction guide to help with this, but the official AWS instruction guide is extensive. You need to set up at least four resources before you can deploy your first RDS table, and by the time their 2,000-word guide is done you still haven’t even selected ...
Serverless for Total Beginners
Anna Spysz

Anna Spysz | August 16, 2018

Serverless for Total Beginners
As the newest member of the Stackery Engineering team and Stackery’s Resident N00b™, I have been wanting to explain what serverless is in the most beginner-friendly terms possible. This is my attempt to do so. I recently graduated a full-stack coding bootcamp, where I learned several ways to build and deploy a traditional (i.e. monolithic) we...
Simple Authentication with AWS Cognito
Matthew Bradburn

Matthew Bradburn | August 07, 2018

Simple Authentication with AWS Cognito
I was recently doing some work related to AWS Cognito, which I wasn’t previously familiar with, and it turns out to be pretty interesting. Stackery has a cloud-based app for building and deploying serverless applications, and we use Cognito for our own authentication. The thing I was trying to do was hard to figure out but easy once I figured...
Alexa, tell Stackery to deploy
Apurva Jantrania

Apurva Jantrania | May 01, 2018

Alexa, tell Stackery to deploy
We have a couple of Amazon Dots around the office and one day, Nate was wondering if we could use Alexa to deploy a stack. That sounded like a fun side project, although I’d never created an Alexa skill before. So this week, I’m going to write a bit about the proof-of-concept I made, and some of the learnings I came across. To learn about Ale...
Building Serverless State Machines
Chase Douglas

Chase Douglas | February 15, 2018

Building Serverless State Machines
State machines are useful mechanisms for decoupling logic flow from computation. They can be used to refactor complex spaghetti code into easy, understandable statements and diagrams. Further, state machines are built upon a mathematical model, which provides the ability to “prove” whether they correctly implement desired functionality. A lit...

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