We are in a terrible crisis, and it has been very stressful for everyone. Some of us are in the frontlines, some of us losing their jobs, some of us in small businesses affected by the shutdown, and some of us forced to work from home. Kids missing school and adapting to online learning, missing out on proms and graduations, missing going out and playing with their friends. Some of us juggling work from home while taking care of our children. And to top it all, fear of catching the virus and be in a precarious health situation. Chaos —…
This is a multi-part blog series that explores building serverless applications with Stackery. In the first part, we discussed why Stackery is a great platform for visually building and deploying serverless applications on AWS.
The application we will build is a video processing application that will take a video file dropped into an S3 bucket, along with some user-defined parameters and extract a thumbnail of the specified frame, and store it into another S3 bucket. Since the video processing bit is a long-running process, we will use AWS Fargate to process the video.
This is a multi-part blog series that will explore building a serverless application with Stackery. In this post, the first part in the series, we discuss why Stackery is a great platform for visually building and deploying serverless applications on AWS. We will also look at setting up Stackery, linking an AWS account securely with least privileges, and using a boilerplate template to build and deploy a serverless application to AWS.
In the second part of the series, I will walk you through and show you how to build a serverless application to extract a frame from a video file…
Many developers love and use the Serverless Framework for writing their serverless applications. In the spirit of making it even easier to manage the serverless applications using the Serverless Framework, Takahiro Horike, created the Serverless Dashboard package for the Atom editor.
In this post, I will give you an overview of the Serverless Dashboard package.
Let’s start by installing the Atom package or plugin. If you don’t have Atom, you’ll need that first! …
AWS dropped so many serverless announcements at re:Invent 2017, the community is still scrambling to make sense of them all. This post is all about AWS Fargate.
In this article, I will show you how to create an end-to-end serverless application that extracts thumbnails from video files. But, oh no, processing video files is a long-running process! Whatever will we do?
This is where Fargate comes in.
While researching for full, end-to-end, lifecycle API management tools, I discovered many that fit the bill. In this post, I compare some popular API platforms and specification formats.
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The market is full of API platforms. Without going into details, here is a feature comparison for some of the popular platforms. I have created a matrix of feature sets that are crucial in deciding an API platform that will meet the needs.
I thought I will mention the popular API Specification formats as well. …
When I was a kid, I was intrigued by the Starship Enterprise’s onboard computer featured in the science fiction series Star Trek. Although cheeky at times in its portrayal of technologies beyond our imagination, the voice-controlled computer always made me wonder. And, here we are in the same lifetime, realizing similar technologies — inside our homes, on a small device… Amazing, I think! 🖖
Let’s build ourselves a custom skill for Alexa. Let me show you how.
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It’s pretty easy to set up a simple Serverless app with the Serverless Framework. But — in real life, the process of continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) of that application can be much more involved.
Never fear! In this post, we’re going to take a deep look at the end-to-end workflow of automating a CI/CD process for a serverless application via CircleCI.
We will cover:
In an agile development environment, small teams…
In my previous post on Anatomy of a Serverless Application, I lay the foundation for building a very simple application with an email service using the Serverless Framework, deployed to AWS Lambda.
In this post, we will build
mailman, an event-driven serverless application. The application has a simple frontend using
curl that calls into a couple of backend services: a users service and an email service. The post will highlight event-driven application development with focus on full local development experience. We will look at services emitting, subscribing and reacting to events in a seamless manner using the Serverless Application Platform.
We’ve all been new to serverless before. In this post, I’ll walk you through how to get up and running on your first application. Let’s cut through the docs, shall we?
This application will be a backend email service that can be called over HTTP from a simple frontend like
curl. You will learn how to: