Weekly update 08

Hi, wel­come to anoth­er week­ly update! Wel­come Bina­ris as our spon­sor for August! Reg­u­lar read­ers of this blog would have noticed that over the last few months I have col­lab­o­rat­ed with Bina­ris on a num­ber of blog posts, notably around server­less migra­tion pat­terns. How to go all in with server­less adop­tion How to migrate exist­ing …

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Step Functions : apply try-catch to a block of states

In my last post we talked about how we can imple­ment sem­a­phores with Step Func­tions. Anoth­er com­mon sce­nario that many peo­ple have is to han­dle errors from a block of states like we’re used to with a try-catch block. try { step1() step2() step3() } catch (States.Timeout) { … } catch (States.ALL) { … } …

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Weekly update 07

Hi, wel­come to anoth­er week­ly update! MEAP update for Pro­duc­tion-Ready Server­less We have released 2 new videos on my video course Pro­­duc­­tion-Ready Server­less, this time around cold starts, which is eas­i­ly the most fre­quent­ly asked ques­tion I get! Life cycle of a Lamb­da func­tion Strate­gies to min­i­mize cold starts Remem­ber, whilst the course is still …

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How to create IP-protected endpoints with API Gateway and Lambda

If you haven’t been pay­ing close atten­tion you might have missed the API Gate­way announce­ment for resource poli­cies. It lat­er played a key role in sup­port­ing API Gate­way pri­vate end­points — a way to put your API inside a pri­vate VPC. To con­fig­ure resource poli­cies with the Server­less frame­work, you need to upgrade to v1.28.0 or …

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Centralised logging for AWS Lambda, REVISED (2018)

First of all, I would like to thank all of you for fol­low­ing and read­ing my con­tent. My post on cen­tralised log­ging for AWS Lamb­da has been viewed more than 20K times by now, so it is clear­ly a chal­lenge that many of you have run into. In the post, I out­lined an approach of …

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Step Functions: how to implement semaphores for state machines

Here at DAZN, we are migrat­ing from our lega­cy plat­form into a brave new world of microfron­tends and microser­vices. Along the way, we also dis­cov­ered the delights that AWS Step Func­tion has to offer, for exam­ple… flex­i­ble error han­dling and retry the under­stat­ed abil­i­ty to wait between tasks the abil­i­ty to mix auto­mat­ed steps with …

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Weekly update 06

Hi, wel­come to anoth­er week­ly update! MEAP update for Pro­duc­tion-Ready Server­less We have released a num­ber of new videos on my video course Pro­­duc­­tion-Ready Server­less: auto-cap­­ture incom­ing cor­re­la­tion IDs via SNS mes­sages for­ward cor­re­la­tion IDs via SNS mes­sages sum­ma­ry We will pub­lish the next videos on cold starts soon. Remem­ber, whilst the course is still …

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Weekly update 05

Hi, wel­come to anoth­er week­ly update! I’m an AWS Server­less Hero! First, I have an excit­ing news to share with you. AWS announced new cat­e­gories of their com­mu­ni­ty heroes pro­gram and I’m proud to be select­ed as one of the new Server­less Heroes, along­side some of the most influ­en­tial thought lead­ers in the server­less space. …

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Highlights of Monitorama PDX day 1

After watch­ing the talks at Mon­i­tora­ma for a few years, I final­ly have the chance to attend this year and share my insights on server­less observ­abil­i­ty on Wednes­day. Day 1 was great (despite my mas­sive jet lag!), and the talks were most­ly focused on the human side of mon­i­tor­ing. Of the talks two stood out …

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