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James Beswick

Author: James Beswick

James Beswick is a Senior Developer Advocate for the AWS Serverless Team. James works with AWS's developer customers to understand how serverless technologies can drastically change the way they think about building and running applications at massive scale with minimal administration overhead. He has previously worked as a Software Developer and Product Manager at various enterprises and startups, and has nearly a decade of experience building applications in the cloud.

Optimizing costs with the AWS Lambda Power Tuning tool

Optimizing the cost of serverless web applications

Web application backends are one of the most popular workload types for serverless applications. The pay-per-value model works well for this type of workload. As traffic grows, it’s important to consider the design choices and service configurations used to optimize your cost.

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Q3 Calendar

ICYMI: Serverless Q3 2020

Welcome to the 11th edition of the AWS Serverless ICYMI (in case you missed it) quarterly recap. Every quarter, we share all of the most recent product launches, feature enhancements, blog posts, webinars, Twitch live streams, and other interesting things that you might have missed! In case you missed our last ICYMI, checkout what happened […]

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Fault-tolerant microservices architecture

Building resilient serverless patterns by combining messaging services

Queues, publish/subscribe services, and event buses are important parts of a resilient, well-architected serverless application. These are provided in AWS by SQS, SNS, and EventBridge.

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SNS fanout to Lambda functions

Choosing between messaging services for serverless applications

Messaging is an important part of serverless applications and AWS services provide queues, publish/subscribe, and event routing capabilities. This post reviews the main features of SNS, SQS, and EventBridge and how they provide different capabilities for your workloads.

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Upload in the test app

Uploading to Amazon S3 directly from a web or mobile application

This blog post walks through a sample application repo and explains the process for retrieving a signed URL from S3. It explains how to the test the URLs in both Postman and in a web application. Finally, I explain how to add authentication and make uploaded objects publicly accessible.

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