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

Getting Started With Serverless Application Architecture

In this tutorial, we’ll demonstrate how to build a serverless Java application by creating the leaderboard app shown below: Figure 1 We’ll first build the app’s back end using Quarkus to enable CRUD operations on CockroachDB Serverless, which we will then use to store leaderboard items displayed on the front end. We’ll build the front … Read more

Introducing Aurora Serverless V2 — Relational Database APIs On Steroids | by Michael Fahim | Jun, 2022

A first look at Aurora Serverless V2 AWS has finally released the long-overdue Aurora Serverless v2! The latest and greatest on-demand relational database to rule them all. This database is a great match for highly unpredictable workloads that require a rapid ramp-upand & down. There are two main reasons why I’ve decided to use Aurora … 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

The Serverless Database You Really Want

The dreaded part of every site reliability engineer’s (SRE) job eventually: capacity planning. You know, the dance between all the stakeholders when deploying your applications. Did engineering really simulate the right load and do we understand how the application scales? Did product managers accurately estimate the amount of usage? Did we make architectural decisions that … Read more

Serverless Discord Bot on AWS in 5 Steps | by jakjus | May, 2022

Body-based routing in AWS API Gateway using Proxy Lambda — with AWS SAM Photo by Alexander Shatov on Unsplash In my previous article, we built a Discord bot using AWS Lambda. We clicked through everything in AWS Portal, and it was all good. We have set up an API Gateway and the “hello world” Lambda. … Read more

A Guide to Serverless With AWS Lambda and Bitrise

In the early days of software development, anyone seeking to develop a web, mobile, or backend application had to own the hardware required to run a server, which is an expensive process. Then, when cloud computing came, it became possible to lease server space or a number of servers remotely. The developers and companies who … 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

Using AWS Lambda Function URL To Build a Serverless Backend for Slack

A combination of AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway is a widely-used architecture for serverless microservices and API-based solutions. They enable developers to focus on their applications, instead of spending time provisioning and managing servers. API Gateway is a feature-rich offering that includes support for different API types (HTTP, REST, WebSocket), multiple authentication schemes, API … Read more

Chopping the Monolith – DZone Microservices

If you attend conferences or read technical articles, you could think that microservices are the correct and only way to build a system at the moment. Despite some pushback from cooler heads, the default architecture is microservices. In this post, I’d like to argue why it’s wrong. I’ll first get back to the origin of … Read more