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Stacks on Stacks is a serverless technology blog by Stackery.
Databases, Serverless, cloud infrastructure, AWS Lambda, AWS DynamoDB

Stackery Support For NoSQL Tables

By Chase Douglas

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 ..
Databases, best practices, Serverless, security, cloud infrastructure

Using Virtual Networks To Secure Your Resources

By Chase Douglas

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

Easy Custom Domains For Serverless APIs

By Chase Douglas

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, Python

Python Support

By Chase Douglas

I'm excited to announce support for Python in Stackery! Python is our third supported language, along with Node.js and .NET. Read on ..
DevOps, best practices, Serverless, api

Think Twice Before Decomposing Your Apis For Serverless

By Chase Douglas

Even though  AWS Lambda was first released two and a half years ago, serverless tech is still new. Everyone is still trying to sort out how to build applications with it. Best practices are in their infancy. One technique that has been en vogue is decomposing REST apis down to a one-to-one mapping of endpoints and serverless functions. But is this the best way to build an api service? Read on ..
.NET, Azure, Microsoft

Microsoft Build 2017

By Chase Douglas

Microsoft is a key partner for us. They are a cloud service provider that we aim to support soon, but they are important far beyond being another infrastructure provider for Stackery. Microsoft has a renewed focus on helping developers build great software, and that dovetails with our mission at Stackery. Read on ..
Serverless, .NET

.NET Support

By Chase Douglas

I'm super excited to announce our .NET support! We heard from many .NET shops that want to use serverless tech but were hesitant to do so because of a lack of mature tools to enable them. Now, Stackery fills this void. Read on ..
Serverless, cloud infrastructure, api

Serving Binary Files Using Serverless APIs

By Chase Douglas

One of the challenges of building a serverless API is handling binary data. The main serverless API platforms, like AWS API Gateway, only have ancillary support for binary data. Further, binary data handling is inefficient as the data is encoded using base64 format. Taking into account the message payload limits of AWS Lambda, the maximum size for binary request and response payloads is 4.5 KB. This may be enough for an icon, but not enough for even a small image. Luckily, there's another mechanism for handling binary data: redirects using AWS S3 signed URLs. Read on ..
DevOps, Serverless, cloud infrastructure

Serverless Is Awesome For APIs

By Chase Douglas

The biggest usage of serverless technologies today is around event-driven workflows in the backend of a system. Examples include receiving an event from an S3 bucket when a video is uploaded, then using a serverless function to spin up a Docker container to transcode the video. However, serverless technologies can provide even bigger wins in when they are used for API services. Read on ..
Serverless

Serverless Use Cases

By Chase Douglas

Serverless is the hot new technology. Everyone raves about it, and many have seen dramatic benefits from using it. Engineering overhead goes down, costs go down, fun goes up! But what is everyone actually doing with serverless technology? We have been reaching out to the best engineers on the planet who are using serverless tech. Along the way we have learned a ton about where serverless tech works well, but also where there is untapped potential. Let's take a look at what people have told us! Read on ..
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