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James Beswick

Author: James Beswick

James Beswick is a Senior Developer Advocate for the AWS Serverless Team. He 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. Follow James Beswick on Twitter @jbesw. Visit https://serverlessland.com for more serverless content.

Event payload example

Using self-hosted Apache Kafka as an event source for AWS Lambda

Lambda now supports self-hosted Kafka as an event source so you can invoke Lambda functions from messages in Kafka topics to integrate into other downstream serverless workflows. This post shows how to configure a self-hosted Kafka cluster on EC2 and set up the network configuration. I also cover how to set up the event source mapping in Lambda and test a function to decode the messages sent from Kafka.

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AWS re:Invent 2020

ICYMI: Serverless pre:Invent 2020

During the last few weeks, the AWS serverless team has been releasing a wave of new features in the build-up to AWS re:Invent 2020. This post recaps some of the most important releases for serverless developers. re:Invent is virtual and free to all attendees in 2020 – register here. See the complete list of serverless […]

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Solution architecture

Using Amazon SQS dead-letter queues to replay messages

This is courtesy of Alexandre Pinhel, Specialist SA Manager, in collaboration with Guillaume Marchand and Luke Hargreaves, Solutions Architects. Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) is a fully managed message queuing service. It enables you to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. A commonly used feature of Amazon SQS is dead-letter queues. The […]

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Walkthrough architecture

Simplifying cross-account access with Amazon EventBridge resource policies

This post shows you how to use the new features Amazon EventBridge resource policies that make it easier to build applications that work across accounts.  Resource policies provide you with a powerful mechanism for modeling your event buses across multiple accounts, and give you fine-grained control over EventBridge API invocations.

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Example architecture

Getting started with RPA using AWS Step Functions and Amazon Textract

This post is courtesy of Joe Tringali, Solutions Architect. Many organizations are using robotic process automation (RPA) to automate workflow, back-office processes that are labor-intensive. RPA, as software bots, can often handle many of these activities. Often RPA workflows contain repetitive manual tasks that must be done by humans, such as viewing invoices to find […]

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Backend architecture

Application integration patterns for microservices: Running distributed RFQs

In this blog, I present the scatter-gather pattern, which is a composite pattern based on pub-sub and point-to-point messaging channels. It also employs correlation ID and return address. I show how this is implemented in the Wild Rydes example application. You can use this integration pattern for communication in your microservices.

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