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Category: Application Services

A typical API Gateway implementation with backend integrations to various microservices

Architecting for scale with Amazon API Gateway private integrations

This blog explores building scalable API Gateway integrations for microservices using VPC links. VPC links enable forwarding external traffic to backend microservices without exposing them to the internet or leaving the AWS network. The post covers scaling considerations based on using REST APIs versus HTTP APIs and how they integrate with NLBs or ALBs across VPCs.

Enhancing Workflow Studio with new features for streamlined authoring

AWS Step Functions is emerging as a foundational tool for building scalable and distributed serverless applications through workflows. In 2021, the Step Functions team launched Workflow Studio, a low-code visual tool for creating Step Functions workflows in the AWS Management Console. This made workflow building accessible even to those with limited coding experience. In response to […]

SNS topic as event source for Lambda

Implementing AWS Lambda error handling patterns

This post is written by Jeff Chen, Principal Cloud Application Architect, and Jeff Li, Senior Cloud Application Architect Event-driven architectures are an architecture style that can help you boost agility and build reliable, scalable applications. Splitting an application into loosely coupled services can help each service scale independently. A distributed, loosely coupled application depends on […]

Serverless ICYMI Q2 2023

Welcome to the 22nd edition of the AWS Serverless ICYMI (in case you missed it) quarterly recap. Every quarter, we share all the most recent product launches, feature enhancements, blog posts, webinars, live streams, and other interesting things that you might have missed! In case you missed our last ICYMI, check out what happened last […]

Deploying state machines incrementally with versions and aliases in AWS Step Functions

This post is written by Peter Smith, Principal Engineer for AWS Step Functions This blog post explains the new versions and aliases feature in AWS Step Functions, allowing you to run specific revisions of the state machine instead of always using the latest. This allows for more reliable deployments that help control risk, and provide […]

Architecture

Implementing custom domain names for Amazon API Gateway private endpoints using a reverse proxy

This blog post demonstrates a solution that allows customers to utilize their private endpoints securely with API Gateway across AWS accounts and within a VPC network by using a reverse proxy with a custom domain name. The solution offers a simplified approach to manage the mapping between private endpoints with API Gateway and custom domain names, ensuring seamless connectivity and security.

Developing a serverless Slack app using AWS Step Functions and AWS Lambda

This blog was written by Sam Wilson, Cloud Application Architect and John Lopez, Cloud Application Architect. Slack, as an enterprise collaboration and communication service, presents opportunities for builders to improve efficiency through implementing custom-written Slack Applications (apps). One such opportunity is to expose existing AWS resources to your organization without your employees needing AWS Management […]

Sample architecture

Automating stopping and starting Amazon MWAA environments to reduce cost

This was written by Uma Ramadoss, Specialist Integration Services, and Chandan Rupakheti, Solutions Architect. This blog post shows how you can save cost by automating the stopping and starting of an Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (Amazon MWAA) environment. It describes how you can retain the data stored in a metadata database and presents […]