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Meet me at AWS re:Invent and have breakfast with me

Meet me at AWS re:Invent and have breakfast with me

If you attend this year’s AWS re:Invent, this blog post is for you! I will invite a group of people to have breakfast together on Tuesday morning (Nov 28) offside the noisy halls where you could get your complimentary re:Invent breakfast. Food and drink...

Your Lambda function might execute twice. Be prepared!

Your Lambda function might execute twice. Be prepared!

Are you confused when scheduled Lambdas execute twice, SNS messages trigger an invocation three times, your handmade S3 inventory is out of date because events occurred twice? Bad news: Sooner or later, your Lambda function will be invoked multiple time...

Send CloudWatch Alarms to Slack with AWS Lambda

Send CloudWatch Alarms to Slack with AWS Lambda

As we all know, things go wrong. That’s why monitoring and alerting are essential topics. Wouldn’t it be nice, if problems in your AWS account would show up in Slack? So you can react quickly while using your favorite messaging tool. In this blog post, ...

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Andreas is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) and DevOps enthusiast. His first cloud project was to build the infrastructure for an online banking platform on AWS. Andreas loves to teach no matter if virtual or face-to-face. He is the author of Amazon Web Services in Action, published by Manning.

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Passwordless database authentication for AWS Lambda

Passwordless database authentication for AWS Lambda

Does your serverless application need to access an RDS database? Where do you store the username and the password required to authenticate with the database? Storing the password in plain text within your source code should not be an option. Same is tru...

Engaging your users with AWS Step Functions

Engaging your users with AWS Step Functions

Imagine a new user signs up for your service. You send an automated welcome message to your new user explaining how the service works. But what if your user struggles with the first steps? You want to send a second email with additional information. To ...

A simple way to manage log messages from containers: CloudWatch Logs

A simple way to manage log messages from containers: CloudWatch Logs

Gone are the days when administrators logged into their machines to access log files. Containers and virtual machines are launched and terminated dynamically to scale based on demand, to deploy new versions, or to recover from failure nowadays. Collecti...


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