Simone Magnaschi
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S3 Express One Zone, not quite what I hoped for — Jack Vanlightly

AWS just announced a new lower-latency S3 storage class and for those of us in the data infrastructure business, this is big news. It’s not a secret that a low-latency object storage primitive has the potential to change how we build cloud data systems forever.
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Saved on: 2023-12-17

Modeling a scalable fantasy football database with Amazon DynamoDB | AWS Da

Today’s online games generate more data than ever and have request rates that reach millions per second.
Saved on: 2022-10-03

Building a serverless email delivery service on AWS | by Joakim Wånggren |

Using AWS Lambda and other AWS services to build a cost efficient, highly available email formatting and delivery service with event tracking. Creating email layouts is hell on earth. Manually writing HTML from ’99 with tables and blink tags more or less.
Saved on: 2021-09-02

Building a serverless GIF generator with AWS Lambda: Part 1 | AWS Compute B

Many video streaming services show GIF animations in the frontend when users fast forward and rewind throughout a video. This helps customers see a preview and makes the user interface more intuitive.
Saved on: 2021-08-31

Jerry Hargrove - Cloud Diagrams & Notes

AWS Regions 2022-11-16 AWS CodeArtifact 2021-09-29 AWS re:Invent Keynotes from 2012 to 2020 2021-09-15 AWS Summit Online - Americas August 2021 2021-08-25 Amazon Lightsail 2021-03-01 How To ... How to Use Amazon EFS with Amazon Lightsail Read more → 2021-02-15 How To ...
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Saved on: 2021-02-05

AWS Cheat Sheets - Tutorials Dojo

While these AWS cheat sheets will save you from going through all the AWS documentations, we still highly recommend that you read those as well as the whitepapers to supplement your exam preparations.
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Saved on: 2021-02-05

AWS re:Invent 2020 digest — Part 1 | by Adrian Hornsby | Dec, 2020 | Medium

While reInvent just started, the first keynote from Andy Jassy has had a lot of new launches. I know that digesting all the updates takes time and a lot of coffee, so let me help you.
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Saved on: 2020-12-03

How I passed 2 AWS Solution Architect exams in a month

First, a confession: I’ve been an ardent follower of all things Cloud for a long time now. I am especially impressed by the range of AWS services although according to some, GCP is a better designed cloud platform.
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Saved on: 2020-11-27

Amazon Interactive Video Service – Add Live Video to Your Apps and Websites

Today, I am so excited to tell you about the new Amazon Interactive Video Service, which allows you to add live video directly into your own apps and websites.
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Saved on: 2020-07-16

Introducing AWS Copilot

The first official command line tool for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) was created in 2015. In December 2019, we shared the preview release of a new command line experience, redesigned from the ground up to make it easier for you to deploy your applications on Amazon ECS.
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Saved on: 2020-07-15

Amazon Web Services

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Saved on: 2020-05-26

3 Guiding Principles for Building New SaaS Products on AWS

I won't start this article saying there is "one true-way" for building SaaS on cloud providers, specifically AWS. I will confidently say that there are many wrong ways.
Saved on: 2020-05-06

Micro AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda is making it a flash to creating an API endpoint. But that's just the infrastructure part. It doesn't mean your business logic can be simplified. Middleware is for decoupling logic. I learned the value of beforeHooks and afterHooks after adopting Feathers.JS.
Saved on: 2020-02-16

Serverless Image Handler | AWS Solutions

Many Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers use images on their websites and mobile applications to drive user engagement.
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Saved on: 2020-02-11

📫 S3 Email

This stack was created out of frustration due to the fact that to this day there's no easy way to have a full email server without the overhead of installing and configuring all servers needed to handle incoming and outgoing messages.
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Saved on: 2020-01-05

From LAMP to serverless: case study of | Matthieu Napoli

This article is part of a series of case studies of serverless PHP applications built with Bref on AWS Lambda. You can read more of those case studies here. This case study is about migrating the website to AWS Lambda using Bref.
Saved on: 2019-08-13

Building a minimal Evernote alternative in 6 hours with Amplify

Otherwise known as, why I think AWS Amplify is a glimpse into the future of what programming will be and why I need to upskill or maybe side skill!
Saved on: 2019-08-07

Jerry Hargrove | Amazon EventBridge

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Saved on: 2019-07-18

How we built a serverless architecture with AWS

Our customers go serverless for live locations with HyperTrack. They use us as a managed service for live locations. They do not need to build and manage the servers to ingest, process, store, provision and manage anything related to the live location of their app users.
Saved on: 2019-07-11

Jerry Hargrove | Amazon QLDB

Amazon QLDB
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Saved on: 2019-01-22

Jerry Hargrove | AWS Lambda

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Saved on: 2018-12-28

Modular imports with AWS Amplify – Hacker Noon

44 The author requested removal of this story, so it no longer exists here.
Saved on: 2018-08-03

How Goodreads offloads Amazon DynamoDB tables to Amazon S3 and queries them

At Goodreads, we’re currently in the process of decomposing our monolithic Rails application into microservices. For the vast majority of those services, we’ve decided to use Amazon DynamoDB as the primary data store.
Saved on: 2018-07-30

How to manage any kind of secret with AWS Secrets Manager

AWS Secrets Manager is a service recently released designed to make the management of secrets easier. It provides built-in support for Amazon RDS, making it very easy to set and rotate secrets and use the CLI or an SDK to retrieve secrets from applications.
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Saved on: 2018-07-08

6 things I’ve learned in my first 6 months using serverless

After the tour-de-force of Serverlessconf in October, I decided my entire company would be going serverless. I spent the first couple of months beating my head against the wall trying to migrate a Python Flask app to Lambda — these efforts helped me find a better way.
Saved on: 2018-05-05

Serverless-Side Rendering With AWS Lambda & NuxtJS

One day, I was discussing with some folks in the office about Serverless and Lambdas in general, how to make a lambda, how to use the Serverless framework, create your own REST API, etc. This Serverless plugin automates the process of adding binary files support in API Gateway.
Saved on: 2018-05-02

tbenthompson/anti_forgetful: Don't forget and leave your AWS instances runn

Never forget your AWS instances! anti_forgetful is a simple and handy tool for launch a single AWS instance from the terminal and tying it's lifetime to the lifetime of the process on your machine that launched it.
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Saved on: 2018-04-27

Build a serverless multi-region, active-active backend solution in an hour

In the previous posts, we explored availability and reliability and the needs and means of building a multi-region, active-active architecture on AWS. In this blog post, I will walk you through the steps needed to build and deploy a serverless multi-region, active-active backend.
Saved on: 2018-04-27

AWS EC2 T2 Instances Demystified: Don't Learn The Hard Way - Robert Tisdale

In my time as a freelancer I’ve come across a number of clients using T2 instances for their infrastructure requirements. In my experience, these instances often seem to be chosen based largely on their low price compared to other instance types and are often poorly understood.
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Saved on: 2018-04-26

AWS explained: the basics

By using the cloud we can go from “my other computer is a data centre” to “my other computer is someone else’s data centre”.
Saved on: 2018-04-06

Observability for CI Pipelines

Thundra Foresight takes the guesswork out of troubleshooting build failures, providing unmatched visibility into your continuous integration process. To understand how Thundra Foresight works, we added Foresight into several open-source projects.
Saved on: 2018-03-24

Latency reduction of hybrid architectures with Amazon ElastiCache | AWS Dat

A challenge that some organizations face when moving to the cloud is how best to migrate or integrate old legacy infrastructure with restrictive licensing to an environment that offers a breadth of functionality and pay-as-you-go pricing.
Saved on: 2018-03-13

How Atlassian moved Jira and Confluence users to Amazon Web Services, and w

If your business is built around servicing software developers who know exactly what state-of-the-art tools should be capable of doing, at a certain point it’s time to bite the bullet and modernize your infrastructure.
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Saved on: 2018-03-12

LambdaPHP v0.02

Host your website on Aws Lambda with full PHP 7 support (i.e. pay by requests instead of paying a fixed monthly hosting fee). Now it's possible for you to host dynamic PHP files, static HTML files, css files on AWS Lambda (serverless) just like an Apache server running mod_php.
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Saved on: 2018-03-09

Google Flutter with AWS Lambda to build a serverless mobile app for movie listings

Google recently announced the beta release of Flutter at Mobile World Congress 2018. Flutter is new open-source mobile UI framework that’s used to build native apps for both iOS and Android.
Saved on: 2018-03-07

Podcast Transcription with Amazon Transcribe | Gatsby Starter Blog

Transcribing podcasts is one of the most painstaking and time-consuming parts of being a podcaster. I was delighted when I recieved the email that said I had been approved for the Amazon Transcribe Preview.
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Saved on: 2018-01-18

Get Ready for the AWS Serverless Application Repository | AWS News Blog

Serverless applications have become mainstream more quickly than I ever could have imagined. Every second of every day, countless AWS Lambda functions spring to life on an as-needed basis, take care of some critical business function, and then finish up.
Saved on: 2017-11-30

AWS EC2 Virtualization 2017

Hardware virtualization for cloud computing has come a long way, improving performance using technologies such as VT-x, SR-IOV, VT-d, NVMe, and APICv. At Netflix, we've been using these technologies as they've been made available for instance types in the AWS EC2 cloud.
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Saved on: 2017-11-30

Michael Dyrynda | Uploading files to Amazon S3 from the browser - Part One

I recently took on a freelance project that involved having to upload media files. This is a trivially simple task to accomplish if you're using something like Laravel, using out-of-the-box support for S3 storage.
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Saved on: 2017-10-16

Serverless beyond Functions – Cloud Academy, Inc. – Medium

I like to play with technology. I think it is the best way to understand its pros, cons, and limits. Most of the time, when talking about serverless, people thinks of functions, such as those provided by AWS Lambda.
Saved on: 2017-08-31

New- Introducing AWS CodeStar – Quickly Develop, Build, and Deploy Applications on AWS

It wasn’t too long ago that I was on a development team working toward completing a software project by a release deadline and facing the challenges most software teams face today in developing applications.
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Saved on: 2017-04-19

Zappa/ at master · Miserlou/Zappa

Project moved to Versions after 0.52.0 are published from there. Thank you Rich Jones for all your work on creating Zappa and maintaining it for years!
Saved on: 2017-04-19

Adding swap to an EBS-backed Ubuntu EC2 instance |

Another one of those recipes I need to capture for future use. We were running a bunch of memory intensive processes on a medium (m2) Ubuntu instance on EC2 yesterday, and things were not going well. It looked like some processes were dying and being restarted.
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Saved on: 2017-04-12

AWS Lambda For The Impatient Part 1

The problem with entering the AWS world for the first time is that it's like entering a labyrinth, a futile attempt of navigating through an endless maze of documentation, policies, endpoints, services, tokens and authentications.
Saved on: 2017-02-21

AWS has uploaded 400 Re:Invent sessions to their youtube channel. Which on

If you recommend a talk can you provide the youtube link also if you have it.
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Saved on: 2016-12-21

A pattern for Continuously Deployed, Immutable and Stateful applications on

The diagram was created with Cloudcraft - Visualize your cloud architecture like a pro. The base template only contains the Route 53 Record Set that is used by the nodes to advertise their IP addresses. The node template contains a ASG, ENI and EBS Volume.
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Saved on: 2016-11-15

The AWS Certification path

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Saved on: 2015-11-04


It is based on the mozilla-festival repository by Rob Hawkes (@robhawkes). The server side code is written in Node.js with Socket.IO.
Saved on: 2015-10-22

A Simple Serverless Test Harness using AWS Lambda | AWS Compute Blog

You can easily test a Lambda function locally by using either a nodejs runner or JUnit for Java. But once your function is live in Lambda, how do you test it? One option is to create an API for it using Amazon API Gateway and then employ one of the many HTTP-based test harnesses out there.
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Saved on: 2015-10-22


Lambda Complex is a Node.js framework for applications that run entirely within Lambda, SQS, and other high abstraction layer AWS services. It is well suited to non-realtime content generation and other types of application driven by message queues and which require enforced concurrency limits.
Saved on: 2015-10-15

Internet of Beer: Introducing Simple Beer Service — AWS Startup Collection

As Solutions Architects for AWS, we get to work with companies of all sizes, helping customers bring interesting new products to market or improve existing ones. We also get inspired by the strong “maker” culture at AWS, which encourages employees to innovate and show the power of the AWS cloud.
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Saved on: 2015-10-07

Microservices without the Servers | AWS Compute Blog

At LinuxCon/ContainerCon 2015 I presented a demo-driven talk titled, “Microservices without the Servers”.
Saved on: 2015-09-06

Use Amazon Mobile Analytics with your JavaScript enabled apps - AWS Develop

Since our launch of Amazon Mobile Analytics last year, we have heard from many app developers who wanted to use Amazon Mobile Analytics with their apps that are built with JavaScript based frameworks. To address these requests, we are releasing the Amazon Mobile Analytics SDK for JavaScript today.
Saved on: 2015-09-02

Your single AWS account is a serious risk

Your AWS account is one of the most valuable things you own if you run a business on AWS. If you only own a single AWS account, you’re facing a serious security risk! The post will show you why this a problem and how you can solve it.
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Saved on: 2015-08-08

Automated deployment with AWS Elastic Beanstalk (EB) – Part II

In the previous part we set up a dedicated Symfony application on Docker virtual containers and prepared environments that may be transferred between developers during project cycle. The next step is to prepare the application for pushing into the cloud.
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Saved on: 2015-08-08

Tutorial: AWS API Gateway to Lambda to DynamoDB | Snowulf

After last week’s Internet Of Things hack session, I became fascinated with all the fun IoT projects and technologies there are to play with. Everything you do, requires data to go into the cloud, so I figured I’d start there.
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Saved on: 2015-08-06

Nginx with dynamic upstreams -

Posted on July 26, 2015. Reading time: 5 minutes I recently made a setup at work where I had a Nginx server facing the user, which would forward requests to a service running behind an AWS Elastic Load Balancer (aka. ELB).
Saved on: 2015-07-27

Under the Hood of Amazon EC2 Container Service - All Things Distributed

In my last post about Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS), I discussed the two key components of running modern distributed applications on a cluster: reliable state management and flexible scheduling.
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Saved on: 2015-07-21 ·

Amazon recently announced the AWS IAM Access Analyzer, a useful tool to help discover if you have granted unintended access to specific types of resources in your AWS account. At the moment, an Access Analyzer needs to be created in each region of each account where you want to run it.
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Saved on: 2015-06-16

Lambda Chat - CloudNative

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Saved on: 2015-05-26

Performance Tuning Linux Instances on EC2

At the last AWS re:Invent, I gave a talk on "Performance Tuning EC2 Instances", where I showed how my team (Performance and Reliability Engineering) tunes Linux EC2 instances at Netflix. This includes instance selection, EC2 features, Linux kernel tuning, and the use of observability.
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Saved on: 2015-03-04


Using Amazon's Lambda Service, Lambdaws cloudifies any JavaScript function — including existing libraries — with no extra code. It removes the friction you get when using AWS Lambda directly. The goal of Lambdaws is to make it trivial to build highly scalable, highly available applications.
Saved on: 2015-01-13

AWS Tips I Wish I'd Known Before I Started - W(e)blinks

Moving from physical servers to the "cloud" involves a paradigm shift in thinking. Generally in a physical environment you care about each invididual host; they each have their own static IP, you probably monitor them individually, and if one goes down you have to get it back up ASAP.
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Saved on: 2015-01-12

Amazon Web Services Blog: AWS Elastic Beanstalk for Docker

AWS Elastic Beanstalk makes it easy for you to deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud. After you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk will provision, monitor, and scale capacity (Amazon EC2 instances), while also load balancing incoming requests across all of the healthy instances.
Saved on: 2014-04-24