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Stacks on Stacks is a serverless technology blog by Stackery.
Process Improvements, best practices, Team Mechanics, People Management

The people side of serverless adoption

By Marketing

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 ..
best practices, Serverless, hapi, cloud infrastructure, api, AWS Lambda

Porting to serverless

By Marketing

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 ..
Serverless, Amazon Alexa, AWS Lambda

Serverless Amazon Alexa Skills

By Marketing

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

What's your serverless maturity level?

By Marketing

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 ..
Serverless

AWS Lambda: Sync or Async?

By Marketing

When you execute your code within AWS Lambda, the functions can either be invoked synchronously or asynchronously. While each is useful and needed for different situations, they also come along with interesting side effects in the serverless space.   Read on ..
Process Improvements, best practices, Serverless

The Serverless Learning Curve

By Marketing

Like all new technologies, there's a lot of hype around FaaS-style "serverless" architectures. You may have heard of the many benefits of serverless: faster time to market, lower infrastructure costs, and impressive scalability. While all true (and enormously advantageous), it's important to identify some of the challenges of this new infrastructure approach. Read on ..
Process Improvements, DevOps, best practices, Serverless, cloud infrastructure

The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Serverless

By Marketing

Stackery is all about serverless, but when I started working here, I had never even heard of the term before. Since starting, I have been hounded by friends and family to explain what Stackery does, which always leads to questions about serverless that I didn’t know the answer to. Two months into the job, I’ve decided it is time to answer some of those questions for myself and others who might be new to the space. I now present to you the 5 W’s of serverless: Who? What? When? Where? And Why? Read on ..
DevOps, Serverless, cloud infrastructure

Managed Services: the No-Ops We've Been Looking For?

By Marketing

I've been hearing increasing chatter about an (arguably still mythical) trend towards NoOps. From my perspective, NoOps is the idealization that infrastructure can become so abstracted and automated that no dedicated Ops team is required to manage it. Read on ..
Process Improvements, People Management

Marital Counseling: Ops and Dev

By Marketing

For the sake of simplicity, let's ignore the idea of DevOps for a minute, and, to use an analogy, talk about Development and Operations as two partners in a marriage. Like all marriages, this one started happily. Read on ..
DevOps, Career

Breaking into DevOps

By Marketing

DevOps roles are not only one of the hardest roles to fill, they're also one of the fastest-growing roles in demand. This is good news if you're looking to shift your career trajectory, but it also means that the definition of this role is still actively changing. So, before we dig into how to get a DevOps job, let's focus first on what DevOps is. Read on ..
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