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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Video and slides for my talk “applying principles of chaos engineering to Serverless”

Hel­lo, just a quick note to tell you that record­ing of my talk at the recent AWS User Group meet­up is now live! In this talk, I intro­duced the core con­cepts of chaos engi­neer­ing, and the chal­lenges that the Server­less par­a­digm brings to the exist­ing tools and prac­tices we use. I then looked at tech­niques …

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Video and slides for my talk “applying best parts of Microservices to Serverless”

Hel­lo, just a quick note to tell you that record­ing of my keynote at Server­less­Days TLV is now live! In this talk, I looked at a num­ber of impor­tant lessons we learnt from the Microser­vices world and how they are still rel­e­vant to us as move to Server­less, and we can apply past learn­ings and …

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Weekly update 03

Hi, wel­come to anoth­er week­ly update, which is sad­ly turn­ing into more of a month­ly update  MEAP update for Pro­duc­tion-Ready Server­less A new unit on X-Ray inte­gra­tion has been added to the MEAP (Man­ning Ear­ly Access Pro­gram) of my video course Pro­­duc­­tion-Ready Server­less. After a brief hia­tus, I’m back work­ing on the next unit on cor­re­la­tion …

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auto-create CloudWatch Alarms for APIs with Lambda

In a pre­vi­ous post we dis­cussed how to auto-sub­­scribe a Cloud­Watch Log Group to a Lamb­da func­tion using Cloud­Watch Events. So that we don’t need a man­u­al process to ensure all Lamb­da logs would go to our log aggre­ga­tion ser­vice. Whilst this is use­ful in its own right, it only scratch­es the sur­face of what …

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