Learn about AWS Services & Solutions – January AWS Online Tech Talks

Happy New Year! Join us this January to learn about AWS services and solutions. The AWS Online Tech Talks are live, online presentations that cover a broad range of topics at varying technical levels. These tech talks, led by AWS solutions architects and engineers, feature technical deep dives, live demonstrations, customer examples, and Q&A with Read more about Learn about AWS Services & Solutions – January AWS Online Tech Talks[…]

Serverless and startups, the beginning of a beautiful friendship

Guest post by AWS Serverless Hero Slobodan Stojanović. Slobodan is the co-author of the book Serverless Applications with Node.js; CTO of Cloud Horizon, a software development studio; and CTO of Vacation Tracker, a Slack-based, leave management app. Slobodan is excited with serverless because it allows him to build software faster and cheaper. He often writes Read more about Serverless and startups, the beginning of a beautiful friendship[…]

Learn about New AWS re:Invent Launches – December AWS Online Tech Talks

Join us in the next couple weeks to learn about some of the new service and feature launches from re:Invent 2018. Learn about features and benefits, watch live demos and ask questions! We’ll have AWS experts online to answer any questions you may have. Register today! Note – All sessions are free and in Pacific Read more about Learn about New AWS re:Invent Launches – December AWS Online Tech Talks[…]

New for AWS Lambda – Use Any Programming Language and Share Common Components

I remember the excitement when AWS Lambda was announced in 2014! Four years on, customers are using Lambda functions for many different use cases. For example, iRobot is using AWS Lambda to provide compute services for their Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners, Fannie Mae to run Monte Carlo simulations for millions of mortgages, Bustle to serve billions of requests for their digital content. Today, Read more about New for AWS Lambda – Use Any Programming Language and Share Common Components[…]

New – AWS Toolkits for PyCharm, IntelliJ (Preview), and Visual Studio Code (Preview)

Software developers have their own preferred tools. Some use powerful editors, others Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) that are tailored for specific languages and platforms. In 2014 I created my first AWS Lambda function using the editor in the Lambda console. Now, you can choose from a rich set of tools to build and deploy serverless applications. Read more about New – AWS Toolkits for PyCharm, IntelliJ (Preview), and Visual Studio Code (Preview)[…]

Learn about AWS – November AWS Online Tech Talks

AWS Online Tech Talks are live, online presentations that cover a broad range of topics at varying technical levels. Join us this month to learn about AWS services and solutions. We’ll have experts online to help answer any questions you may have. Featured this month! Check out the tech talks: Virtual Hands-On Workshop: Amazon Elasticsearch Service Read more about Learn about AWS – November AWS Online Tech Talks[…]

AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) Command Line Interface – Build, Test, and Debug Serverless Apps Locally

Decades ago, I wrote page after page of code in 6502 assembly language. After assembling and linking the code, I would load it into memory, set breakpoints at strategic locations, and step through to make sure that everything worked as intended. These days, I no longer have the opportunity to write or debug any non-trivial Read more about AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) Command Line Interface – Build, Test, and Debug Serverless Apps Locally[…]

AWS X-Ray Now Supports Amazon API Gateway and New Sampling Rules API

My colleague Jeff first introduced us to AWS X-Ray almost 2 years ago in his post from AWS re:Invent. If you’re not already aware, AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug everything from simple web apps to large and complex distributed microservices, both in production and in development. Since X-Ray became generally available in 2017, Read more about AWS X-Ray Now Supports Amazon API Gateway and New Sampling Rules API[…]

Aurora Serverless MySQL Generally Available

You may have heard of Amazon Aurora, a custom built MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible database born and built in the cloud. You may have also heard of serverless, which allows you to build and run applications and services without thinking about instances. These are two pieces of the growing AWS technology story that we’re really Read more about Aurora Serverless MySQL Generally Available[…]

Building a Serverless CI/CD Pipeline with Jenkins

Everyone is talking about serverless. As with any new hyped-technology the term ‘serverless’ is often overloaded with different meanings. Sometimes serverless is oversimplified to mean function-as-a-service(faas). But there is more to it than that. Also, not many people are talking about doing CI/CD with serverless, even though where there is code there still in need Read more about Building a Serverless CI/CD Pipeline with Jenkins[…]