Aug 18 2016

Tutorial: How to Extend AWS CloudFormation with Lambda

Derek DeJonghe

AWS CloudFormation is an amazing infrastructure management tool that allows you to define requests for resources in a domain-specific templating language. CloudFormation has built-in binary logic within the template in the form of Condition Functions. Nearly every resource in AWS can be defined in CloudFormation, but there is an occasional resource …

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May 24 2016

AWS Lambda Tutorial: Playing Math Games with Lambda

Crystal Bedell

One of the things our software engineers like about building applications in the cloud is that there’s always something new to learn. Unfortunately, there’s always something new to learn, and (let’s face it) tutorials can get downright boring when you have a job to do. With that in mind, RightBrain Senior Software Engineer David Barnett [&hel …

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Mar 29 2016

Configuring and Deploying AWS API Gateway with CloudFormation and AWS Lambda

Tanya Atanasova

The release of AWS Lambda and AWS API Gateway have made serverless microservice architecture a viable option for building cost-effective web apps. Considering the price (1 million AWS Lambda executions is only $0.20), a small web app can run nearly free in the cloud. There is only one problem: AWS has not included AWS API Gateway […] …

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Feb 29 2016

Top 8 Gotchas of Working with AWS Lambda

Jamie Begin

AWS Lambda is among Amazon’s cutting edge services designed to allow you to build microservices using serverless architecture. It’s an exciting technology (I’ll get to why in a second), but like being an early adopter of anything, it does require some patience. I’ve encountered a number of gotchas while working with AWS Lambda that I [&hell …

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