AWS Compute Blog

AWS NY Summit Presentations

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda The 2015 AWS NY summit a lot of exciting content for AWS Lambda and ECS. If you weren’t able to join us there, here’s a summary of slideshares and videos with compute-related announcements and content:   Werner Vogels Keynote: Announcing Amazon API Gateway Announcement excerpt: Full keynote: Werner and Matt Wood […]

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Commenting Support in the AWS Compute Blog

Meta-announcement: We’re in the process of enabling commenting support for the AWS compute blog. You’ll see it starting to appear on newer posts and getting phased in for a subset of older ones. Looking forward to engaging with our readers directly! -Tim, Deepak, and our many guest authors

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Writing AWS Lambda Functions in Clojure

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda General Manager Bryan Moffatt, AWS Lambda Software Developer AWS Lambda’s Java support also makes it easy to write Lambda functions in other jvm-based languages. Previously we looked at doing this for Scala; today’ll we’ll see how it can be done with Clojure. Getting Started with Clojure We’ll build our Clojure project with […]

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Continuous Integration/Deployment for AWS Lambda functions with Jenkins and Grunt – Part 2

Daniele Stroppa, AWS Solution Architect In a previous post we showed how to make use of tools such as Grunt (a Javascript task runner that can be used to automate tasks such as building and packaging) and the grunt-aws-lambda plugin to execute and test your Lambda function in your local environment. In this post we’ll […]

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Continuous Integration/Deployment for AWS Lambda functions with Jenkins and Grunt – Part 1

Daniele Stroppa, AWS Solution Architect Developing, testing and deploying your AWS Lambda functions can be a tedious process at times: write your function in your preferred editor/IDE, package it with any additional node module, upload it to AWS and test it using the console. Ideally, you would develop and test your function locally, upload it […]

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AWS Lambda launches in Tokyo region

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda We’re happy to announce our newest region: Tokyo! In addition to US East (Virginia), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland), AWS Lambda is now also available in the Tokyo (ap-northeast-1) region. Amazon SNS, Amazon S3, and Amazon Kinesis event sources are available in the Tokyo region. Happy (Asia Pacific) Lambda coding! […]

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Hands-Free Slack: AWS Lambda meets Amazon Echo

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda Amazon Echo is voice-based home automation. With it, you can listen to music, check the weather, or search the web…just by using your voice. And just like mobile phones and tablets, lots of exciting apps are going to be written for this new platform, using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and […]

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Amazon ECS launches agent updates, task definition deregistration, environment variable overrides

We are pleased to announce the availability of several of our most requested features: Agent Update You now have an automated way to update the ECS agents that run on the EC2 instances in your clusters. The agent is the interface between ECS and Docker that enables operations such as starting containers and reporting status. This improvement […]

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Running an Amazon ECS Task on Every Instance

My colleague Matt McClean sent a nice guest post that demonstrates how to start a task on every ECS instance in a cluster. —– Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon […]

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Writing AWS Lambda Functions in Scala

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda General Manager Sean Reque, AWS Lambda Software Developer AWS Lambda’s Java support also makes it easy to write Lambda functions in other jvm-based languages. Let’s take a look at how you can do that for Scala. Getting Started with Scala If you’re an old hand at Scala, skip ahead…otherwise: We’ll step […]

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