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Category: Application Services

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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The serverless LAMP stack part 6: From MVC to serverless microservices

In this post, you learn how to build serverless PHP applications using microservices. I show how to move from using a single Lambda function as scalable web host with an MVC framework, to a decoupled microservice model. The accompanying code examples for this blog post can be found in this GitHub repository. The MVC architectural […]

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Create and attach HTTP API authorizer

Introducing IAM and Lambda authorizers for Amazon API Gateway HTTP APIs

Amazon API Gateway HTTP APIs enable you to create RESTful APIs with lower latency and lower cost than API Gateway REST APIs. The API Gateway team is continuing work to improve and migrate popular REST API features to HTTP APIs. We are adding two of the most requested features, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) […]

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Introducing AWS X-Ray new integration with AWS Step Functions

AWS Step Functions now integrates with AWS X-Ray to provide a comprehensive tracing experience for serverless orchestration workflows. Step Functions allows you to build resilient serverless orchestration workflows with AWS services such as AWS Lambda, Amazon SNS, Amazon DynamoDB, and more. Step Functions provides a history of executions for a given state machine in the AWS […]

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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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Troubleshooting Amazon API Gateway with enhanced observability variables

Amazon API Gateway is often used for managing access to serverless applications. Additionally, it can help developers reduce code and increase security with features like AWS WAF integration and authorizers at the API level. Because more is handled by API Gateway, developers tell us they would like to see more data points on the individual […]

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Introducing larger state payloads for AWS Step Functions

AWS Step Functions allows you to create serverless workflows that orchestrate your business processes. Step Functions stores data from workflow invocations as application state. Today we are increasing the size limit of application state from 32,768 characters to 256 kilobytes of data per workflow invocation. The new limit matches payload limits for other commonly used […]

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Building a serverless document scanner using Amazon Textract and AWS Amplify

This guide demonstrates creating and deploying a production ready document scanning application. It allows users to manage projects, upload images, and generate a PDF from detected text. The sample can be used as a template for building expense tracking applications, handling forms and legal documents, or for digitizing books and notes. The frontend application is […]

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