New course – Learn you some Lambda best practice for great good!

Hi, I have some exciting news :-) I’m publishing a new video course “Learn you some Lambda best practice for great good!“. You can preorder the course right now for the special price of £9.99 (~$13) while I’m still working on the content. The first batch of lessons would be available on the 17th Jan …

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BREAKING NEWS: Production-Ready Serverless workshop is coming to a city near you

It’s 2020 and one of my goals for this year is to bring my Production-Ready Serverless workshop to a wider audience. I have delivered the workshop for numerous clients as in-house training and have continuously updated the content based on the latest changes to the AWS platform and the emergence of best practices. And now …

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Weekly update 38

Hi, welcome to the first weekly update of 2020! First of all, I want to give a shout out to my Patreon supporters: Andre Silva, Boseok In, Ebru Cucen, Hrafnkell Palsson, Joe Kearney, Jon Barber, Jonathan Kosgei, Luis Gutierrez, Marko @ Serverless Life, Sal DiStefano, Shawn MacIntyre, Will Saunders, Yinan Xue Thank you guys so …

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Year in Review, 2019

As the curtain draws on 2019, here’s my year in numbers: 70 blog posts 1,500,000 views across all my posts 1,300 new subscribers to my newsletter 2,200 new students to my video courses 31 conference talks in 17 cities 6 podcast appearances 4 webinars 4 chalk talks @ re:invent 10 apps published to the Serverless …

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Complete Guide to Step Functions: new lessons and 50% off sale is now on

First of all, I want to wish you all a merry Xmas and happy new year! And thank you for your readership and support over the years. Now that re:invent 2019 has come and gone, I have updated my course Complete Guide to Step Functions to include the latest announcements: Step Functions 101: added a lesson …

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Weekly update 37

Welcome to another weekly update! Apologies for the radio silence the last few weeks. A combination of vacation, work and re:invent has really messed up my posting schedule! Hopefully, I’m now back to my usual flow. First of all, I want to give a shout out to my Patreon supporters: Andre Silva, Boseok In, Joe …

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How to break the “senior engineer” career ceiling

I have met many engineers whose career progression seemingly stops at “senior engineer”. It happens for many reasons: They found their sweet spot. Many engineers simply don’t want to be promoted. They love the project they are working on and enjoys being the subject matter expert in their domain. All they want is more of …

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Check-list for going live with API Gateway and Lambda

Disclaimer: this is a long list, you don’t need to tick every box to go-live. Think of them as a ladder, the more critical a system the higher you should try and climb. Observability Enable detailed monitoring to get per-method metrics (e.g. latency for GET /index). Without this, CloudWatch only reports aggregated metrics for all …

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Weekly update 36

Hello, welcome to another weekly update! I’m trying out a new format to do this via video, hope you enjoy it :-) Links Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theburningmonk Consulting services: https://theburningmonk.com/hire-me New posts The why, when, how of API Gateway service proxies Where does SLS plugin stops and platform starts My advice to junior developers Open source updates …

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