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Aug 14, 2019   |  By Yan Cui
Since Lambda added SQS as an event source, there has been a misconception that SQS is now a “push-based” service. This seems true from the perspective of your function because you no longer have to poll SQS yourself. However, SQS itself hasn’t changed – it is still very much a “poll-based” service. The difference is that the Lambda service is managing the pollers (and paying for them!) on your behalf.
Aug 8, 2019   |  By Yan Cui
In our last post, we covered CloudWatch Metrics in a great deal of detail. We looked at how we can use it to monitor the health of our Lambda functions, including setting up service dashboards as well as alerts. In this post, we will focus on its sister service – CloudWatch Logs. We’ll see how it works and how to get the most out of it.
Jul 30, 2019   |  By Rajesh Bhojwani
Many articles have been written about AWS Step Functions since it was first introduced in 2016. Most of them create the impression that the service is simply an extension of the Lambda function that allows us to stitch together multiple Lambda functions to call each other. But actually, it is much more than that. Step Functions allows us to design and build the flow of execution of modules in our application in a simplified manner.
Jul 23, 2019   |  By Erez Rokah
In the second part of his series comparing CICD services for serverless applications, Erez Rokah, developer of the open source aws-testing-library, focuses on the popular commercial tool, CircleCI.
Jul 18, 2019   |  By Yan Cui
Amazon recently announced EventBridge to much fanfare. Although, in truth, it’s a rebranding of the existing CloudWatch Events service, along with some new features. But rebranding might be exactly what this old dog needs!