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Top Resources for API Architects and Developers

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our series on API architecture and development. We wrote about best practices for REST APIs with Amazon API Gateway  and GraphQL APIs with AWS AppSync. This post will cover the top resources that all API developers should be aware of. Tech Talks, Webinars, and Twitch Live Stream The technical staff at AWS have produced a variety […]

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Wag!: Why Even Your Dog Loves a Canary Deployment

Since August 26 was National Dog Day, we thought it might be a great time to talk about why Wag!,an on-demand dog-walking, boarding, and pet-setting service that’s available in 43 states and 100 cities, deployed blue-green (or canary) architecture for increased availability and reduced risk using Amazon ECS. Last June, Dave Bullock, Director of Engineering […]

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Things to Consider When You Build a GraphQL API with AWS AppSync

Co-authored by George Mao When building a serverless API layer in AWS (one that provides a custom grammar for your serverless resources), your choices include Amazon API Gateway (REST) and AWS AppSync (GraphQL). We’ve discussed the differences between REST and GraphQL in our first post of this series and explored REST APIs in our second […]

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Improve Productivity and Reduce Overhead Expenses with Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on AWS

Red Hat OpenShift on AWS helps you develop, deploy, and manage container-based applications across on-premises and cloud environments. A recent case study from Cathay Pacific Airways proved that the use of the Red Hat OpenShift application platform can significantly improve developer productivity and reduce operational overhead by automating infrastructure, application deployment, and scaling. In this […]

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Things to Consider When You Build REST APIs with Amazon API Gateway

A few weeks ago, we kicked off this series with a discussion on REST vs GraphQL APIs. This post will dive deeper into the things an API architect or developer should consider when building REST APIs with Amazon API Gateway. Request Rate (a.k.a. “TPS”) Request rate is the first thing you should consider when designing REST APIs. […]

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Architecture Monthly Magazine for July: Machine Learning

Every month, AWS publishes the AWS Architecture Monthly Magazine (available for free on Kindle and Flipboard) that curates some of the best technical and video content from around AWS. In the June edition, we offered several pieces of content related to Internet of Things (IoT). This month we’re talking about artificial intelligence (AI), namely machine […]

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How to Architect APIs for Scale and Security

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our posts on best practices for your serverless applications. This series of posts will focus on best practices and concepts you should be familiar with when you architect APIs for your applications. We’ll kick this first post off with a comparison between REST and GraphQL API architectures. Introduction Developers have been creating […]

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Ten Things Serverless Architects Should Know

Building on the first three parts of the AWS Lambda scaling and best practices series where you learned how to design serverless apps for massive scale, AWS Lambda’s different invocation models, and best practices for developing with AWS Lambda, we now invite you to take your serverless knowledge to the next level by reviewing the […]

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Intuit: Serving Millions of Global Customers with Amazon Connect

As a 35-year-old company with an international customer base, Intuit is widely known as the maker of Quick Books and Turbo Tax, among other software products. Its 50 million customers can access its global contact centers not just for password resets and feature explanations, but for detailed tax interpretation and advice. As you can imagine, […]

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Best Practices for Developing on AWS Lambda

In our previous post we discussed the various ways you can invoke AWS Lambda functions. In this post, we’ll provide some tips and best practices you can use when building your AWS Lambda functions. One of the benefits of using Lambda, is that you don’t have to worry about server and infrastructure management. This means […]

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