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Category: AWS IoT Core
Managing backend requests and frontend notifications in serverless web apps
Web and mobile applications usually interact with a backend service, often via an API. Many front-end applications pass requests for processing, wait for a result, and then display this to the user. This synchronous approach is only one way to handle messages, but modern applications have alternatives to provide a better user experience. There are […]
Implementing geohashing at scale in serverless web applications
This blog post explores how you can solve geolocation queries using geohashing. I discuss how you should decide on the resolution of a geohash for your specific workload.
Building a location-based, scalable, serverless web app – part 3
In part 2, I cover the API configuration, geohashing algorithm, and real-time messaging architecture used in the Ask Around Me web application. These are needed for receiving and processing questions and answers, and sending results back to users in real time. In this post, I explain the backend processing architecture, how data is aggregated, and […]
Building a location-based, scalable, serverless web app – part 2
This post explores the backend architecture of the Ask Around Me application. I compare the cost and features in deciding between REST APIs and HTTP APIs in API Gateway. I introduce geohashing and the npm library used to handle geo-location queries in DynamoDB. And I show how you can build real-time messaging into your web applications using the publish-subscribe pattern with AWS IoT Core.
Building a Raspberry Pi telepresence robot using serverless: Part 1
A Pimoroni STS-Pi Robot Kit connected to AWS for remote control and viewing. A telepresence robot allows you to explore remote environments from the comfort of your home through live stream video and remote control. These types of robots can improve the lives of the disabled, elderly, or those that simply cannot be with their […]
Building an AWS IoT Core device using AWS Serverless and an ESP32
Using a simple Arduino sketch, an AWS Serverless Application Repository application, and a microcontroller, you can build a basic serverless workflow for communicating with an AWS IoT Core device. A microcontroller is a programmable chip and acts as the brain of an electronic device. It has input and output pins for reading and writing on […]