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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 ...

Lessons learned: Serverless Chatbot architecture for marbot

Lessons learned: Serverless Chatbot architecture for marbot

marbot forwards alerts from AWS to your DevOps team via Slack. marbot was one of the winners of the AWS Serverless Chatbot Competition in 2016. Today I want to show you how marbot works and what we learned so far. Let’s start with the architecture diagr...

AWS Velocity Series: Serverless app

AWS Velocity Series: Serverless app

The API Gateway provides an HTTPS endpoint that invokes a Lambda function when a request arrives. The diagram was created with Cloudcraft - Visualize your cloud architecture like a pro. As you can see, there is not much infrastructure to set up. To mak...

Designing asynchronous event systems with AWS IoT and Serverless Application Model (SAM)

Designing asynchronous event systems with AWS IoT and Serverless Application Model (SAM)

An event system receives and processes events by following rules that are defined inside the system. All processing happens asynchronously. When an event is sent to the system, it is processed at some point in time, but you will not get an immediate res...

My Opinion on Serverless

My Opinion on Serverless

I attended Serverlessconf in London to speak with people involved in the Serverless world. Vendors, Framework maintainers, and users like myself. I reflected on the discussed topics and here it is: my opinion. Beta vs StableI can’t believe that busines...

Create a serverless RESTful API with the Serverless Framework powered by API Gateway, Lambda, and DynamoDB

Create a serverless RESTful API with the Serverless Framework powered by API Gateway, Lambda, and DynamoDB

This article teaches you how to create a Serverless RESTful API on AWS with the Serverless Framework. DynamoDB is used to store the data. The example’s source code is available on GitHub and can be used to speed up your project. If you are interested i...

API Gateway Custom Authorization with Lambda, DynamoDB and CloudFormation

API Gateway Custom Authorization with Lambda, DynamoDB and CloudFormation

API Gateway provides an HTTP API endpoint that is fully configurable. You define the HTTP resources (like /user), the HTTP methods on that resources (like POST, GET, DELETE, …) and the integration (e.g. Lambda function) that should be called to process ...

Create a serverless RESTful API with API Gateway, CloudFormation, Lambda, and DynamoDB

Create a serverless RESTful API with API Gateway, CloudFormation, Lambda, and DynamoDB

This article teaches you how to create a serverless RESTful API on AWS. You will use CloudFormation to define the API Gateway in combination with Lambda to implement the functionality. DynamoDB is used to store the data. The example’s source code is ava...

Serverless Big Data pipeline on AWS

Serverless Big Data pipeline on AWS

Lambda is a powerful tool when integrating different services on AWS. During the last months, I’ve successfully used serverless architectures to build Big Data pipelines. And I’d like to share my learnings with you. The benefits of serverless pipeline a...

Serverless: Invalidating a DynamoDB Cache

Serverless: Invalidating a DynamoDB Cache

A cache in front of DynamoDB is boosting performance and saving costs. Especially true for read-intensive and spiky workloads. Why? Please have a look at one of my recent articles: Performance boost and cost savings for DynamoDB. Caching itself is easy:...


marbot

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