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Slides for F# DSL talk at LambdaDays

Hi, thanks to everyone who turned up to my talk at LambdaDays this afternoon, here are the slides. Tame cloud complexity with F#-powered DSLs from Yan Cui   You can find the source code for the projects I discussed below: DynamoDB.SQL : source code & nuget package SimpleWorkflow.Extensions : source code & nuget package CloudWatch.Selector : …

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New releases – DynamoDB.SQL and Darkseid

Hi, just a quick update on two of my libraries aimed at making AWS easier to work with from .Net.   DynamoDB.SQL DynamoDB.SQL is a SQL-like external DSL for querying & scanning data in Amazon DynamoDB. Version 3.0.0 has been released, which moves away from the monolithic .Net AWSSDK (v2.x.x), and onto the DynamoDB specific package. You can …

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Metricano – simplifying application monitoring

On application monitoring In the Gamesys social team, our view on application monitoring is such that anything that runs in production needs to be monitored extensively all the time – every service entry point, IO operations or CPU intensive tasks. Sure, it comes at the cost of a few CPU cycles which might mean that …

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Introducing, DSLs to query against Amazon CloudWatch metrics

If you have done any DevOps work on Amazon Web Services (AWS) then you should be familiar with Amazon CloudWatch, a service for tracking and viewing metrics (CPU, network in/out, etc.) about the various AWS services that you consume, or better still, custom metrics that you publish about your service. On top of that, you …

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Introducing log4net.Kinesis, a log4net appender for Amazon Kinesis

Just under three weeks ago, Amazon announced the public availability of their new Kinesis service, a service which is designed to allow real-time processing of streaming big data. As an experiment I have put together a simple, actor-based customer appender for log4net which allows you to publish your log messages into a configured Kinesis stream. …

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Amazon ELB – Some caveats around health check pings

We recently found out about an interesting, undocumented behaviour of Amazon’s Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) service – that health check pings are performed by each and every instance running your ELB service at every health check interval. Intro to ELB But first, let me fill in some background information for readers who are not familiar …

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