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10 things you can do today to reduce AWS costs

This post is contributed by Shankar Ramachandran, SA Specialist, Cost Optimization Introduction AWS’s breadth of services and pricing options offer the flexibility to effectively manage your costs, and still keep the performance and capacity per your business requirement. While the fundamental process of cost optimization on AWS remains the same – monitor your AWS costs and usage, […]

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Building well-architected serverless applications: Understanding application health – 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 explaining […]

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Building well-architected serverless applications: Introduction

The following posts are a multi-part series addressing each of the questions within the Serverless Lens of the Well-Architected Tool. Series Episodes: Building well-architected serverless applications Introduction Operational Excellence: Understanding serverless application health Out of the box metrics and alerts; structured and centralized logging Custom metrics and distributed tracing Operational Excellence – Approaching application lifecycle […]

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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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Announcing AWS Lambda support for .NET Core 3.1

This post is courtesy of Norm Johanson, Senior Software Development Engineer, AWS SDKs and Tools. From today, you can develop AWS Lambda functions using .NET Core 3.1. You can deploy to Lambda by setting the runtime parameter value to dotnetcore3.1. Version 1.17.0.0 AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio and version 4.0.0 of the .NET Core Global Tool […]

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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 […]

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Improving Transparency of AWS Elastic Beanstalk

This post is courtesy of David LaBissoniere, Software Development Manager, AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Today I want to discuss two recent announcements from the AWS Elastic Beanstalk team which improve transparency into our planning and development. We launched a new public roadmap, and we shifted to developing the Elastic Beanstalk command line interface (EB CLI) on […]

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Building a serverless weather bot with two-way SMS, AWS SAM, and AWS Lambda

People love being able to send text messages to companies to change appointments, get support, or receive order updates. Short message service (SMS) is ubiquitous around the world and supported in almost every mobile phone that you can find today. It can also be a good interface for a variety of business applications. Many developers […]

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