API Gateway

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 …

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aws x-ray and lambda : the good, the bad and the ugly

AWS announced general availability of AWS Lambda support for AWS X-Ray back in May. It’s taken me a while to try it out, and whilst I see plenty of values I think its current limitations significantly restricts its usefulness in a complex system. I found Lambda-specific documentations to be fragmented and I had to rely …

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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 …

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AWS Lambda – build yourself a URL shortener in 2 hours

An interesting requirement came up at work this week where we discussed potentially having to run our own URL Shortener because the Universal Links mechanism (in iOS 9 and above) requires a JSON manifest at https://domain.com/apple-app-site-association Since the OS doesn’t follow redirects this manifest has to be hosted on the URL shortener’s root domain. Owing to a limitation on AppsFlyer it’s …

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Yubl’s road to Serverless architecture – Testing and CI/CD

part 1: overview part 2: testing and CI/CD <- you’re here part 3: ops part 4: building a scalable notification system part 5: building a better recommendation system Having spoken to quite a few people about using AWS Lambda in production, testing and CI/CD are always high up the list of questions, so I’d like to use …

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Yubl’s road to Serverless architecture – overview

part 1: overview <- you’re here part 2: testing and CI/CD part 3: ops part 4: building a scalable notification system part 5: building a better recommendation system Since Yubl’s closure quite a few people have asked about the serverless architecture we ended up with and some of the things we have learnt along the …

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Serverless – enable caching on query string parameters in API Gateway

Since I started working at Yubl less than 2 weeks ago, I have been doing a lot of work with Amazon API Gateway & Lambda with the help of the Serverless framework. So far that experience has been really great. One little caveat I ran into was that, it wasn’t clear on how to enable caching …

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