API Gateway

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 …

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

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 …

auto-create CloudWatch Alarms for APIs with Lambda Read More »

how to do fan-out and fan-in with AWS Lambda

In the last post, we look at how you can implement pub-sub with AWS Lambda. We compared several event sources you can use, SNS, Kinesis streams and DynamoDB streams, and the tradeoffs available to you. Let’s look at another messaging pattern today, push-pull, which is often referred to as fan-out/fan-in. It’s really two separate patterns …

how to do fan-out and fan-in with AWS Lambda Read More »

I’m afraid you’re thinking about AWS Lambda cold starts all wrong

When I discuss AWS Lambda cold starts with folks in the context of API Gateway, I often get responses along the line of: Meh, it’s only the first request right? So what if one request is slow, the next million requests would be fast. Unfortunately that is an oversimplification of what happens. Cold start happens once for …

I’m afraid you’re thinking about AWS Lambda cold starts all wrong Read More »

AWS Lambda – use the invocation context to better handle slow HTTP responses

With API Gateway and Lambda, you’re forced to use relatively short timeouts on the server-side: API Gateway have a 30s max timeout on all integration points Serverless framework uses a default of 6s for AWS Lambda functions However, as you have limited influence over a Lambda function’s cold start time and have no control over the amount of …

AWS Lambda – use the invocation context to better handle slow HTTP responses Read More »

Applying principles of chaos engineering to AWS Lambda with latency injection

This is part 2 of a multipart series that explores ideas on how we could apply the principles of chaos engineering to serverless architectures built around Lambda functions. part 1: how can we apply principles of chaos engineering to Lambda? part 2: latency injection for APIs <- you’re here part 3: fault injection for Lambda …

Applying principles of chaos engineering to AWS Lambda with latency injection Read More »

Using Protocol Buffers with API Gateway and AWS Lambda

AWS announced binary support for API Gateway in late 2016, which opened up the door for you to use more efficient binary formats such as Google’s Protocol Buffers and Apache Thrift. Why? Compared to JSON – which is the bread and butter for APIs built with API Gateway and Lambda – these binary formats can produce significantly smaller payloads. At scale, …

Using Protocol Buffers with API Gateway and AWS Lambda Read More »

Capture and forward correlation IDs through different Lambda event sources

Serverless architectures are microservices by default, you need correlation IDs to help debug issues that spans across multiple functions, and possibly different event source types – asynchronous, synchronous and streams. This is the last of a 3-part mini series on managing your AWS Lambda logs. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, please give it a read now. …

Capture and forward correlation IDs through different Lambda event sources Read More »

Yubl’s road to Serverless – building better recommendations with Lambda, BigQuery and GrapheneDB

part 1: overview part 2: testing and CI/CD part 3: ops part 4: building a scalable notification system part 5: building a better recommendation system <- you’re here When I joined Yubl in April 2016, it had launched just 2 months earlier, after a long and chaotic development cycle that lasted more than 2 years …

Yubl’s road to Serverless – building better recommendations with Lambda, BigQuery and GrapheneDB Read More »

Serverless 1.X – enable API Gateway caching on request parameters

Having previously blogged about the untrodden path to enable caching on API Gateway request parameters in the Serverless framework 0.5.X, it’s a little disappointing that it’s still not officially fixed in the 1.X versions… The Problem The problem is two-fold: there’s currently no way to specify caching should be enabled for path & query string …

Serverless 1.X – enable API Gateway caching on request parameters Read More »

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close