3 Things To Know Before Building a Multi-Tenant Serverless App | by Allen Helton | Aug, 2022

A multi-tenant application is a complex piece of software that could end in disaster if not built with these things in mind Neighbor vector created by pch.vector A few years ago, I was given the privilege to take a team of engineers and “go figure out how to build in the cloud.” There were (mostly) … Read more

Solutions Architect Tips — How To Design Applications for Growth | by Allen Helton | Jul, 2022

When designing an application, you need to plan for three steps in the future Electric bulb vector created by macrovector A few years ago, I was asked to design a standalone application. It had a singular and was meant to be used independently of any other application we had at my company. So I took … Read more

What Is Data Gravity And Is It Important With Serverless? | by Allen Helton | Jul, 2022

When talking about vendor lock-in, people rarely talk about data gravity. Do you need to consider it when going serverless? Photo by NASA on Unsplash When I got started with serverless a few years ago, you could rarely have a conversation about it without hearing the phrase” vendor lock-in . For those of you lucky … Read more

Three Reasons Why Blogging Makes You a Better Developer | by Allen Helton | Jul, 2022

Plus some bonus tips on how to get started Photo by hannah grace on Unsplash This is my 100th blog post! To some, that seems like a huge number. To others, it seems like I’m just getting started. To me, it sounds like I’ve put way more time and effort into blogging than I originally … Read more

Going API-First: Your First 30 Days | by Allen Helton | Jul, 2022

Transitioning to an API-first development strategy is hard work. Here’s what to expect in your first month. Photo by Katt Yukawa on Unsplash For the past few years, I’ve been leading teams of serverless engineers to build some innovative new cloud products. I thought I was the hip, forward-thinking manager by saying we were going … Read more

What Is Serverless Enablement And Why Is It Important? | by Allen Helton | Jun, 2022

As the benefits of serverless continue to grow, it’s more important than ever for companies to get involved and enable their app teams. Photo by name_gravity on Unsplash Remember when you were a kid and you really wanted to go to a concert but you knew your parents would say no? You spend all this … Read more

3 Ways to Retry Failures In Your Serverless Application | by Allen Helton | Jun, 2022

Learn how to handle errors in your event-driven workflows from a low, medium, and high level. Image by jburson from Pixabay A few years ago when I got into serverless development and event driven architectures, there was so much of mystique and wonder. I didn’t know the purpose of an event bus, I couldn’t wrap … Read more

Are You Really API-First or Do You Just Think It? | by Allen Helton | Jun, 2022

Being API-first involves as many process changes as it does cultural changes Photo by Su San Lee on Unsplash I recently had the opportunity to meet with Postman executives and other industry leaders in the API space. It was a terrifying, exhilarating, and humbling experience. We talked about everything from developer experience to API lifecycle … Read more

Quick Optimizations You Should Make to Your Serverless Applications | by Allen Helton | May, 2022

Discover a few ways to fine-tune your serverless application to make it perform better than ever before Photo by Jungwoo Hong on Unsplash Last week, I ran a series of load tests on an app my team and I have been working on for a couple of years. We were all excited to see how … Read more