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Building storage-first serverless applications with HTTP APIs service integrations

Over the last year, I have been talking about “storage first” serverless patterns. With these patterns, data is stored persistently before any business logic is applied. The advantage of this pattern is increased application resiliency. By persisting the data before processing, the original data is still available, if or when errors occur. Common pattern for […]

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ICYMI: Season one of Sessions with SAM

Developers tell us they want to know how to easily build and manage their serverless applications. In 2017 AWS announced AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) to help with just that. To help developers learn more about SAM, I created a weekly Twitch series called Sessions with SAM. Each session focuses on a specific serverless task […]

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Building an electronic security lock using serverless

In this guide I show how to build an electronic security lock for package delivery, securing physical documents, or granting access to a secret lab. This project uses AWS Serverless to create a touchscreen keypad lock that uses SMS to alert a recipient with a custom message and unlock code. Files are included for the […]

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Combining multiple models in one application

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 […]

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Explanation of CI/CD stages

Building well-architected serverless applications: Approaching application lifecycle management – part 3

This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the nine serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See the Introduction post for a table of contents and explanation […]

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Answers processing architecture

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 […]

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Lambda scaling up as events queue grows

Building scalable serverless applications with Amazon S3 and AWS Lambda

S3 and Lambda are two highly scalable AWS services that can be powerful when combined in serverless applications. In this post, I summarize many of the patterns shown across this series.

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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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Decoupled translation architecture.

Translating documents at enterprise scale with serverless

Developing a scalable translation solution for thousands of documents can be challenging using traditional, server-based architecture. Using a serverless approach, this becomes much easier since you can use storage and compute services that scale for you.

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