Getting Started with AWS SAM Local

The AWS blog gave me a very pleasant surprise the other day: AWS SAM Local is in public beta. It's a golang CLI project that's distributed via NPM. SAM Local leverages Docker to run you code in local containers, and

Real World Serverless Application Examples

UPDATED: Added examples from submissions. I love seeing real-world serverless applications. This post is a collection of the best examples, break-downs, and deep-dive articles and videos I've come across recently: TubeAlert An epic deconstruction of a serverless application with lots

Serverless Weekly News

I really enjoy my weekly newsletters and I didn't get to go to ServerlessConf in Austin last week, so instead I started the Severless Weekly News! I'll go in to how I build it in a future post (serverless, of

Redirects in Serverless

Now that the Lambda Proxy Integration is a thing for API GW, performing redirects is a much simpler - and more sane - thing to do in your Serverless service. In my own case I was wanting to do a

I'm Writing a Book about AWS!

A few months ago I was approached to write a book about AWS for Packt Publishing. I'm pleased to announce that the AWS Administration Cookbook is mostly written, and the final few chapters will be done soon. It will be

Write Clean JavaScript

Over the weekend I discovered a cool repo on GitHub: ryanmcdermott/clean-code-javascript. It's a great summary of Uncle Bob's timeless programming classic Clean Code, in JavaScript. Clean Code has definitely been one of the most impactful books on my programming,

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