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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Jul 7 2016

Video Tutorial: How to Build a Web App on Amazon Without EC2

Crystal Bedell

If you want to build a scalable, highly available web application on the AWS cloud, AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) is the obvious approach. But it’s not always the best choice. EC2 is expensive for low-volume web applications, and it can be difficult to use if you’re new to cloud application development. Bill Heitzeg, Chief […] …

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Jun 21 2016

Anatomy of a Self-Healing App on AWS

Jamie Begin

One of the great things about the cloud is that it enables you to scale workloads so that you pay only for what you use. But another important benefit that doesn’t get quite the same attention is the cloud’s ability to self-heal. To get the most out of your applications running on AWS, you want […] …

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