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Category: Serverless

Prototyping at speed with AWS Step Functions new Workflow Studio

AWS recently introduced Workflow Studio for AWS Step Functions. This is a new visual builder for creating Step Functions workflows in the AWS Management Console. This post shows how to use the Workflow Studio for rapid workflow prototyping. It also explains how to transition to local development, integrating the prototype with your infrastructure as code […]

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Exploring serverless patterns for Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed, serverless NoSQL database. In this post, you learn about the different DynamoDB patterns used in serverless applications, and use the recently launched Serverless Patterns Collection to configure DynamoDB as an event source for AWS Lambda. Benefits of using DynamoDB as a serverless developer DynamoDB is a serverless service that automatically […]

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Solution architecture

Building serverless applications with streaming data: Part 3

In this post, I explain the all-time leaderboard logic in the Alleycat application. This is an asynchronous, eventually consistent process that checks batching of incoming records for new personal records. This uses Kinesis Data Firehose to provide a zero-administration way to deliver and process large batches of records continuously.

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Getting started with serverless for developers part 5: Sandbox developer account

This is part 5 of the Getting started with serverless series. In part 4, you learn how the developer workflow for building serverless applications differs to a traditional developer workflow. You see how to test business logic locally before deploying to an AWS account. In this post, you learn how to secure and manage access […]

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Start race UI

Building serverless applications with streaming data: Part 2

This post focuses on ingesting data into Kinesis Data Streams. I explain the two approaches used by the Alleycat frontend and the simulator application and highlight other approaches that you can use. I show how messages are routed to shards using partition keys. Finally, I explore additional factors to consider when ingesting data, to improve efficiency and reduce cost.

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Getting Started with serverless for developers: Part 4 – Local developer workflow

This blog is part 4 of the “Getting started with serverless for developers” series, helping developers start building serverless applications from their IDE. Many “getting started” guides demonstrate how to build serverless applications from within the AWS Management Console. However, most developers spend the majority of their time building from within their local integrated development […]

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Setting up NAT Gateway

Setting up AWS Lambda with an Apache Kafka cluster within a VPC

Using resources such as NAT Gateways and VPC endpoints with PrivateLink, you can ensure that your data remains secure while also granting access to resources such as Lambda to help you create a Kafka consumer application. This post provides some tips to help you set up a Lambda function using Kafka as a trigger. It also explains various options available to send data securely.

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Provisioning and using 10DLC origination numbers with Amazon SNS

Effective June 1, 2021, US telecom providers require one of the following types of origination numbers be used for application-to-person (A2P) text messaging (SMS) to US destinations: Short codes 10-digit long codes (10DLC) Toll-free numbers An origination number is a numeric string that identifies the SMS message sender. This blog post explains how customers using […]

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