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Category: AWS Step Functions

Architecture diagram for the Step Functions Sample App (Stock Trader) quick start application template

Simplifying application orchestration with AWS Step Functions and AWS SAM

Modern software applications consist of multiple components distributed across many services. AWS Step Functions lets you define serverless workflows to orchestrate these services so you can build and update your apps quickly. Step Functions manages its own state and retries when there are errors, enabling you to focus on your business logic. Now, with support […]

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Multiple AWS accounts in a deployment pipeline

Best practices for organizing larger serverless applications

This blog post provides recommendations for designing and managing code repositories in larger serverless projects, and best practices for deploying releases of production systems.

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Architecture for the second example application.

Creating a scalable serverless import process for Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB is a web-scale NoSQL database designed to provide low latency access to data. It’s well suited to many serverless applications as a primary data store, and fits into many common enterprise architectures. In this post, I show how you can import large amounts of data to DynamoDB using a serverless approach. This uses […]

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Bi directional event orchestration with Amazon EventBridge

Building an automated knowledge repo with Amazon EventBridge and Zendesk

Zendesk Guide is a smart knowledge base that helps customers harness the power of institutional knowledge. It enables users to build a customizable help center and customer portal. This post shows how to implement a bidirectional event orchestration pattern between AWS services and an Amazon EventBridge third-party integration partner. This example uses support ticket events […]

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A calendar of the January, February, and March.

ICYMI: Serverless Q1 2020

Welcome to the ninth 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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A Visual Studio Code window displaying two tabs, an updated state machine definition and the automatically-updated preview of the same state machine

AWS Step Functions support in Visual Studio Code

The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code has been installed over 115,000 times since launching in July 2019. We are excited to announce toolkit support for AWS Step Functions, enabling you to define, visualize, and create your Step Functions workflows without leaving VS Code. Version 1.8 of the toolkit provides two new commands in the […]

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Chris Munns presenting 'Building microservices with AWS Lambda' at re:Invent 2019

ICYMI: Serverless Q4 2019

Welcome to the eighth edition of the AWS Serverless ICYMI (in case you missed it) quarterly recap. Every quarter, we share 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 last quarter […]

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Using artificial intelligence to detect product defects with AWS Step Functions

Factories that produce a high volume of inventory must ensure that defective products are not shipped. This is often accomplished with human workers on the assembly line or through computer vision. You can build an application that uses a custom image classification model to detect and report back any defects in a product, then takes […]

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Orchestrating a security incident response with AWS Step Functions

In this post I will show how to implement the callback pattern of an AWS Step Functions Standard Workflow. This is used to add a manual approval step into an automated security incident response framework. The framework could be extended to remediate automatically, according to the individual policy actions defined. For example, applying alternative actions, or […]

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