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Bryan Liston

Author: Bryan Liston

ServerlessConf and More!

ServerlessConf Austin ServerlessConf Austin is just around the corner! April 26-28th come join us in Austin at the Zach Topfer Theater. Our very own Tim Wagner, Chris Munns and Randall Hunt will be giving some great talks. Serverlessconf is a community led conference focused on sharing experiences building applications using serverless architectures. Serverless architectures enable developers […]

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How to remove boilerplate validation logic in your REST APIs with Amazon API Gateway request validation

Ryan Green, Software Development Engineer Does your API suffer from code bloat or wasted developer time due to implementation of simple input validation rules? One of the necessary but least exciting aspects of building a robust REST API involves implementing basic validation of input data to your API. In addition to increasing the size of […]

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Scaling Your Desktop Application Streams with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Deepak Sury, Principal Product Manager – Amazon AppStream 2.0 Want to stream desktop applications to a web browser, without rewriting them? Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, secure, application streaming service. An easy way to learn what the service does is to try out the end-user experience, at no cost. In this post, I […]

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A Serverless Authentication System by Jumia

Jumia is an ecosystem of nine different companies operating in 22 different countries in Africa. Jumia employs 3000 people and serves 15 million users/month. Want to secure and centralize millions of user accounts across Africa? Shut down your servers! Jumia Group unified and centralized customer authentication on nine digital services platforms, operating in 22 (and […]

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Disabling Intel Hyper-Threading Technology on Amazon Linux

Brian Beach, Solutions Architect Customers running high performance computing (HPC) workloads on Amazon Linux occasionally ask to disable the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology) that is enabled by default. In the pre-cloud world, this was usually performed by modifying the BIOS. That turned off HT Technology for all users, regardless of any possible benefits obtainable, […]

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SAML for Your Serverless JavaScript Application: Part II

Contributors: Richard Threlkeld, Gene Ting, Stefano Buliani The full code for both scenarios—including SAM templates—can be found at the samljs-serverless-sample GitHub repository. We highly recommend you use the SAM templates in the GitHub repository to create the resources, opitonally you can manually create them. This is the second part of a two part series for […]

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SAML for Your Serverless JavaScript Application: Part I

Contributors: Richard Threlkeld, Gene Ting, Stefano Buliani The full code for this blog, including SAM templates—can be found at the samljs-serverless-sample GitHub repository. We highly recommend you use the SAM templates in the GitHub repository to create the resources, opitonally you can manually create them. Want to enable SAML federated authentication? You can use the […]

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Creating a Simple “Fetch & Run” AWS Batch Job

Dougal Ballantyne, Principal Product Manager – AWS Batch Docker enables you to create highly customized images that are used to execute your jobs. These images allow you to easily share complex applications between teams and even organizations. However, sometimes you might just need to run a script! This post details the steps to create and […]

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Automating the Creation of Consistent Amazon EBS Snapshots with Amazon EC2 Systems Manager (Part 2)

Nicolas Malaval, AWS Professional Consultant In my previous blog post, I discussed the challenge of creating Amazon EBS snapshots when you cannot turn off the instance during backup because this might exclude any data that has been cached by any applications or the operating system. I showed how you can use EC2 Systems Manager to […]

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Automating the Creation of Consistent Amazon EBS Snapshots with Amazon EC2 Systems Manager (Part 1)

Nicolas Malaval, AWS Professional Consultant If an EC2 instance is up and running, there may be applications working, like databases, with data in memory or pending I/O operations that cannot be retrieved from an Amazon EBS snapshot. If your application is unable to recover from such a state, you might lose vital data for your […]

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