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API Gateway caching

Building well-architected serverless applications: Optimizing application performance – part 3

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. 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 serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices. See […]

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Example asynchronous processing

Building well-architected serverless applications: Optimizing application performance – part 2

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 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 of the example application. PERF 1. Optimizing […]

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Optimizing costs with the AWS Lambda Power Tuning tool

Optimizing the cost of serverless web applications

Web application backends are one of the most popular workload types for serverless applications. The pay-per-value model works well for this type of workload. As traffic grows, it’s important to consider the design choices and service configurations used to optimize your cost.

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Serverless Laravel App with Lambda

The serverless LAMP stack part 4: Building a serverless Laravel application

Update: The complete blog series and supporting GitHub repository is now available: Part 1: Introducing the new Serverless LAMP stack Part 2: Scaling relational databases Part 3: Replacing the web server Part 4: Building a serverless Laravel application Part 5: The CDK construct library for the serverless LAMP stack Part 6: From MVC to serverless […]

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Lambda authorizers

Building well-architected serverless applications: Controlling serverless API access – part 1

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 of the example application. Security question […]

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Bref fpm cycle

The Serverless LAMP stack part 3: Replacing the web server

Update: The complete blog series and supporting GitHub repository is now available: Part 1: Introducing the new Serverless LAMP stack Part 2: Scaling relational databases Part 3: Replacing the web server Part 4: Building a serverless Laravel application Part 5: The CDK construct library for the serverless LAMP stack Part 6: From MVC to serverless […]

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Building a serverless URL shortener app without AWS Lambda – part 3

This is the final installment of a three-part series on building a serverless URL shortener without using AWS Lambda. This series highlights the power of Amazon API Gateway and its ability to directly integrate with services like Amazon DynamoDB. The result is a low latency, highly available application that is built with managed services and […]

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Protecting your API using Amazon API Gateway and AWS WAF — Part 2

This post courtesy of Heitor Lessa, AWS Specialist Solutions Architect – Serverless In Part 1 of this blog, we described how to protect your API provided by Amazon API Gateway using AWS WAF. In this blog, we show how to use API keys between an Amazon CloudFront distribution and API Gateway to secure access to […]

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Introducing Amazon API Gateway Private Endpoints

One of the biggest trends in application development today is the use of APIs to power the backend technologies supporting a product. Increasingly, the way mobile, IoT, web applications, or internal services talk to each other and to application frontends is using some API interface. Alongside this trend of building API-powered applications is the move […]

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