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One to Many: Evolving VPC Design

Since its inception, the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) has acted as the embodiment of security and privacy for customers who are looking to run their applications in a controlled, private, secure, and isolated environment. This logically isolated space has evolved, and in its evolution has increased the avenues that customers can take to create […]

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Building a Serverless FHIR Interface on AWS

This post is courtesy of Mithun Mallick, Senior Solutions Architect (Messaging), and Navneet Srivastava, Senior Solutions Architect. Technology is revolutionizing the healthcare industry but it can be a challenge for healthcare providers to take full advantage because of software systems that don’t easily communicate with each other. A single patient visit involves multiple systems such […]

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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Different Ways to Invoke Lambda Functions

In our first post, we talked about general design patterns to enable massive scale with serverless applications. In this post, we’ll review the different ways you can invoke Lambda functions and what you should be aware of with each invocation model. Synchronous Invokes Synchronous invocations are the most straight forward way to invoke your Lambda […]

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How to Design Your Serverless Apps for Massive Scale

Serverless is one of the hottest design patterns in the cloud today, allowing you to focus on building and innovating, rather than worrying about the heavy lifting of server and OS operations. In this series of posts, we’ll discuss topics that you should consider when designing your serverless architectures. First, we’ll look at architectural patterns […]

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