A pattern for Continuously Deployed, Immutable and Stateful applications on AWS

If you are faced with the challenge of running a stateful application on AWS, you will recognize that many building blocks no longer work as before. Usually I preach my clients stateless systems. Stateless means that that state is managed by another sy...

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...

WordPress on AWS: smooth and pain free

I’m not a fan of WordPress, as it is neither cloud-ready nor serverless. That’s why this blog runs on CloudFront and S3 and is built by Hexo. But 25% of all websites are proudly published with WordPress. You will learn about the easiest way to run WordP...

AWS CloudFormation Update Evaluation - YAML, Cross-Stack References, Simplified Substitution

In mid-September, AWS released a big update to CloudFormation. The update contained: YAML Support – You can now write your CloudFormation templates in YAML. Cross Stack References – You can now export values from one stack and use them in another. Simp...

New CloudFormation Template - Authentication Proxy using your GitHub Organization and YAML

We released one new CloudFormation template and updated all of our templates to make use of the new YAML format, cross-stack references, and simplified substitution. It was never easier to use our templates: cross-stack references are used to link depen...

Serverless Slack Bot Hero Award

marbot, our chatbot, won the Serverless Slack Bot Hero Award at the AWS Serverless Chatbot Competition! Andreas and I are proud and happy winners. Thanks to Amazon and Slack for organizing the hackathon. marbot forwards alerts from Amazon Web Services t...
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