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Category: Technical How-to

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Using WebSockets and Load Balancers Part two

This post was written by Robert Zhu, Principal Developer Advocate at AWS.  This article continues a blog I posted earlier about using Load Balancers on Amazon Lightsail. In this article, I demonstrate a few common challenges and solutions when combining stateful applications with load balancers. I start with a simple WebSocket application in Amazon Lightsail […]

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Load testing a web application’s serverless backend

In this post, I discuss focus areas for load testing of serverless applications, and highlight two tools commonly used. I show how to configure Artillery with customized functions, and how to run tests to simulate load on the Ask Around Me application.

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ICYMI: Serverless-First Function

On May 21 and May 28, AWS hosted the first-ever serverless-focused virtual event, the AWS Serverless-First Function. These two free virtual events covered important aspects of a successful serverless approach: Serverless for your Organization and Serverless for your Application. Serverless for your Organization, on May 21, focused on real-world tactics for transforming your organization to […]

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Using Amazon EFS for AWS Lambda in your serverless applications

Serverless applications are event-driven, using ephemeral compute functions to integrate services and transform data. While AWS Lambda includes a 512-MB temporary file system for your code, this is an ephemeral scratch resource not intended for durable storage. Amazon EFS is a fully managed, elastic, shared file system designed to be consumed by other AWS services, […]

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Building for Cost optimization and Resilience for EKS with Spot Instances

This post is contributed by Chris Foote, Sr. EC2 Spot Specialist Solutions Architect Running your Kubernetes and containerized workloads on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances is a great way to save costs. Kubernetes is a popular open-source container management system that allows you to deploy and manage containerized applications at scale. AWS makes it easy to run […]

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Proactively Monitoring System Performance on Amazon Lightsail Instances

This post is contributed by Mike Coleman, AWS Senior Developer Advocate – Lightsail I commonly hear from customers that they want to be able to proactively identify issues that could affect system performance before they become a problem. For instance, the ability to be alerted before an instance might become unresponsive to a burst in […]

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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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Using dynamic Amazon S3 event handling with Amazon EventBridge

The standard S3 to Lambda integration enables developers to deploy code that responds to bucket- or object-based events. Using Amazon EventBridge, you can employ even more sophisticated routing and filtering of events between S3 and Lambda.

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