Tag: AWS

  • How to find API gateway URLs

    How to find API gateway URLs

    AWS API gateway is a phenomenal service from AWS because it has all of the features somebody could ever want in an API gateway.

  • Resolving Slow WordPress Websites

    Resolving Slow WordPress Websites

    Slow WordPress websites can be difficult to improve especially if we don’t have a plan on how to resolve the problem. I have a list of five recommendations that I always look at doing when trying to resolve speed issues.

  • Introduction to API Gateway

    Introduction to API Gateway

    An API gateway is essential part of organizing requests that need to be processed by different microservices.

  • Migrating an Existing Express.js Based application to the Serverless Framework

    Migrating an Existing Express.js Based application to the Serverless Framework

    AWS Lambda allows us to dramatically lower our costs for running an application. It’s fairly easy to convert an Express.js app into running in the serverless framework.

  • Why small companies and startups should use serverless architecture

    Why small companies and startups should use serverless architecture

    There are quite a few different reasons to consider using serverless instead of looking at building a monolith or building services in containers.

  • Introduction to Amazon RDS

    Introduction to Amazon RDS

    AWS has hundreds of services available through their console or through their SDK. Amazon RDS is one of the most commonly used services. Amazon RDS standards for Relational Database Service – essentially it’s a large collection of different SQL databases.

  • AWS Tools to Optimize and Reduce AWS Costs

    AWS Tools to Optimize and Reduce AWS Costs

    Cloud costs can become expensive really fast if we aren’t consistently tracking and modelling our expenses. There are a number of ways that we can track our costs leading to a lower total cost. AWS Cost Explorer In the AWS User Interface, we are able to use a service called Cost Explorer which gives us […]

  • When to use Shared Libraries in Microservices

    When to use Shared Libraries in Microservices

    This blog post will explore when it is appropriate to use shared libraries in microservices and when it is better to avoid them.

  • Best Practices for AWS Lambda & Logging

    Best Practices for AWS Lambda & Logging

    Having your application / system produce the right amount and quality of logs is just as important as having the system process the needed data because it helps make debugging easier and allows us to better optimize data. Logging on AWS lambda can be really costly if it’s not done correctly.

  • Cloud Design Principles

    Cloud Design Principles

    Cloud computing is basically using servers whether they be for databases, storage, application or something else through the internet. Cloud computing’s inherent strengths are elasticity, ability to automate infrastructure management, enhanced reliability and reduced cost.

  • Running Serverless Framework Functions Locally

    Running Serverless Framework Functions Locally

    Developing locally makes a lot more sense than deploying to a dev environment consistently because it helps save time, save some cloud costs, and avoids obvious embarrassment. 🙂

  • Introduction to Aurora RDS

    Introduction to Aurora RDS

    Aurora is part of Amazon Web Service’s Relational Database Service. Aurora is a MySQL or PostgreSQL compatible database build for the cloud.

  • Introduction to AWS CloudWatch

    Introduction to AWS CloudWatch

    AWS CloudWatch is a monitoring solution that’s provided by Amazon Web Services. It’s really a big service that contains a large collection of monitoring tools.

  • Writing to S3 from AWS Lambda

    Writing to S3 from AWS Lambda

    To write to Amazon S3 from an AWS Lambda function in Node.js, you can use the AWS SDK for JavaScript in Node.js.

  • AWS Lambda: pricing model and pitfalls

    AWS Lambda: pricing model and pitfalls

    The pay per use pricing model of function as a service makes it appear to be really cheap. For a lot of workloads, it is really a lot cheaper and maybe even free. There’s a lot of costs that can quickly add up and surprise businesses.

  • Reducing Cloud Costs in AWS

    Reducing Cloud Costs in AWS

    It’s not secret that the cloud can be a lot cheaper than running hardware in our own data center. Unfortunately, a lot of AWS accounts spend a lot of money they don’t need to because of automation or things not getting shut off. In this blog post, we’ll cover some of the ways to reducing Cloud Costs in AWS.

  • How to Resolve Serverless error: lambda is not a function

    How to Resolve Serverless error: lambda is not a function

    When trying to invoke any of your lambda functions if you are getting an error that says “lambda is not a function” the problem is likely that the handler is misspelled in the serverless.yml file OR you aren’t exporting modules.exports.handler and are instead exporting something else.

  • 5 Reasons to Use AWS Lambda

    5 Reasons to Use AWS Lambda

    In late 2014, AWS Lambda launched and has grown in widespread use since then. AWS lambda is a serverless computing technology which has been a game change for software development. AWS Lambda is a service that makes it easy to build small scalable applications. Lambdas are small functions that are packaged up and sent to […]

  • What is Cloud Computing?

    What is Cloud Computing?

    Cloud computing is basically using servers whether they be for databases, storage, application or something else through the internet. There’s quite a few different cloud computer providers – they’re billing schemes are typically very similar to how you would pay for electricity or gas for you car.

  • AWS/ Serverless Fixing AccessDeniedException

    “Unhandled rejection AccessDeniedException: Your access has been denied by EC2, please make sure your function execution role have permission to CreateNetworkInterface. EC2 Error Code: UnauthorizedOperation. EC2 Error Message: You are not authorized to perform this operation.” That’s a pretty annoying error to receive when deploying from Serverless to AWS, but the fix is really pretty […]