Blog, cloud infrastructure
With Stackery, you could use the Object Store node to serve files to your users - it provides a simple way to host files for your users, from static websites to large video files and everything in between. Hosted on Amazon's S3, you can be assured that the files in the Object Store node will have high reliability. However, users today demand instantaneous access and are more likely than not to leave if your site takes too long to load for them. Read on ..
Process Improvements, best practices, Team Mechanics, People Management
Making the technology transition to serverless architecture is a frequent topic these days. Less frequently discussed is the human component of this change, but it's an equally important topic. Aligning your organization's people to your technology transition is a critical component in a successful serverless strategy. Read on ..
Databases, Serverless, cloud infrastructure, AWS Lambda, AWS DynamoDB
One piece of technology that goes hand-in-hand with serverless tech is NoSQL databases. They tend to be more granularly scalable, as their scaling mechanism is some form of "just throw more shards into it." And with recent improvements, services like AWS DynamoDB even have auto-scaling support. Read on ..
best practices, Serverless, hapi, cloud infrastructure, api, AWS Lambda
Unless you have the luxury of building your application from scratch, chances are you'll face a point where you'll have to decide on a strategy for migrating your application to a serverless/functions-as-a-service (FaaS) architecture. While some considerations, like support for your application's language and runtime version, are fairly straightforward, your overall strategy will probably depend on a number of factors including your application's maturity, architecture, and framework. Read on ..
Blog, security, cloud infrastructure
So you've got a Virtual Network set up to secure your resources, fantastic! But sometimes, your users or developers will need access to those secured resources from outside the Virtual Network. Maybe they need to make a quick update to a database, or an unexpected debug session requires a peek into your tables. That's exactly what a Bastion node is there to do. Read on ..
Databases, best practices, Serverless, security, cloud infrastructure
In this post, I'm going to highlight one of Stackery's more interesting nodes. The Virtual Network node provides a powerful mechanism for securely deploying resources inside a private network. Read on ..
Serverless, cloud infrastructure, api
Because serverless tech is so new, sometimes we find ourselves waiting for features that ought to have been available from the start. Today, Stackery can check-off another feature that will make it much easier for people to start building serverless Rest Apis. One fundamental aspect of building a Rest Api is Read on ..
Serverless, Amazon Alexa, AWS Lambda
After doing the standard “Hello World” serverless program, I didn’t know where to go next. What would be a simple but interesting project? It was pointed out to me that I could build an Amazon Alexa Skill using serverless. Since I had recently acquired a new Amazon Echo, this seemed like an exciting project to get started on. Read on ..
Process Improvements, best practices, Serverless
In talking with hundreds of early-adopting companies in the serverless space, we've seen a clear pattern emerge in how companies embrace serverless architectures. Whether you're just beginning to evaluate a FaaS (Function-as-a-Service) architecture, or have already transitioned large portions of your application to AWS Lambda (or related FaaS offerings), it can be helpful to get a sense of where your organization lines up on the serverless maturity scale. Read on ..