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Get Ready for the AWS Serverless Application Repository

applications have become mainstream more quickly than I ever could have imagined. Every second of every day, countless functions spring to life on an as-needed basis, take care of some critical business function, and then finish up. Our users tell us that they love the flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of this model. We want to […]

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Announcing the Winners of the AWS Chatbot Challenge – Conversational, Intelligent Chatbots using Amazon Lex and AWS Lambda

A couple of months ago on the blog, I announced the AWS Chatbot Challenge in conjunction with Slack. The AWS Chatbot Challenge was an opportunity to build a unique chatbot that helped to solve a problem or that would add value for its prospective users. The mission was to build a conversational, natural language chatbot […]

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New – AWS SAM Local (Beta) – Build and Test Serverless Applications Locally

Today we’re releasing a beta of a new tool, , that makes it easy to build and test your serverless applications locally. In this post we’ll use SAM local to build, debug, and deploy a quick application that allows us to vote on tabs or spaces by curling an endpoint. AWS introduced (SAM) last year […]

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New – Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex Integration

I’m really excited to share some recent enhancements to two of my favorite services: Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex. is a self-service, cloud-based contact center service that makes it easy for any business to deliver better customer service at lower cost. is a service for building conversational interfaces using voice and text. By integrating these […]

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Lambda@Edge – Intelligent Processing of HTTP Requests at the Edge

Late last year I announced a preview of and talked about how you could use it to intelligently process HTTP requests at locations that are close (latency-wise) to your customers. Developers who applied and gained access to the preview have been making good use of it, and have provided us with plenty of very helpful […]

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Box Platform on AWS Marketplace – Lambda Blueprints & Sample Code

Box is a cloud-based file sharing and content management system, with an API that recently became available in AWS Marketplace (Box Platform – Cloud Content Management APIs). With an array of features for collaboration and an emphasis on security, Box has found a home in many enterprises (see their success stories page for a list). […]

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AWS Lambda Support for AWS X-Ray

Today we’re announcing general availability of support for . As you may already know from Jeff’s GA POST, X-Ray is an AWS service for analyzing the execution and performance behavior of distributed applications. Traditional debugging methods don’t work so well for microservice based applications, in which there are multiple, independent components running on different services. […]

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Announcing the AWS Chatbot Challenge – Create Conversational, Intelligent Chatbots using Amazon Lex and AWS Lambda

If you have been checking out the launches and announcements from the AWS 2017 San Francisco Summit, you may be aware that the Amazon Lex service is now Generally Available, and you can use the service today. Amazon Lex is a fully managed AI service that enables developers to build conversational interfaces into any application […]

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AWS X-Ray Update – General Availability, Including Lambda Integration

I first told you about at in my post, AWS X-Ray – See Inside Your Distributed Application. allows you to trace requests made to your application as execution traverses Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon ECS containers, microservices, AWS database services, and AWS messaging services. It is designed for development and production use, and can handle simple […]

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