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Mar 24, 2020   |  By Renato Byrro
That is a common question I see among developers. Most of the time, nobody cares about system logs. But when things go south, we absolutely need them. Like water in the desert, sometimes! At Dashbird, we have a list of criteria compiled to determine a reasonable retention policy for application logs. There is no one-size-fits-all, though. The analytical dimensions below will give a relative notion of how long the retention period should be.
Mar 24, 2020   |  By Renato Byrro
With the rise of cloud computing and modern distributed systems, we also witnessed the rise of a new practice area: DevOps. Despite being fundamental for smooth cloud operations, a dedicated DevOps practitioner is a luxury most teams can’t afford. Salaries average $130K in San Francisco, for example. When a dedicated DevOps practitioner is not available in our team, what should we do? The answer could unfold a multitude of aspects.
Mar 20, 2020   |  By Renato Byrro
At this moment, billions of people are rushing to the internet for work, entertainment, shopping - everything, really. It’s great that we developed this virtual world and can keep the lights on, despite what’s happening outside. On the other hand, cloud systems and developers are under pressure to meet an unparalleled demand. At Dashbird, we have always thought developers deserve the most efficient tools to discover and resolve issues in order to keep cloud apps running smoothly.
Feb 3, 2020   |  By Renato Byrro
Orchestrating and composing multiple services in a distributed architecture is not easy. Before we move along with the great solution offered by vending-machines to our distributed architectures, we need to understand what solutions and values we’re looking for. In a serverless environment, there are at least three desired properties of any distributed services implementation.
Dec 9, 2019   |  By Renato Byrro
API Gateway is a serverless service by AWS to expose cloud services through private or public HTTPs endpoints. It is used by many serverless teams to connect frontend applications to backend systems in a secure, scalable and seamless way. API Gateway integrates with Lambda, DynamoDB, S3 and a variety of other AWS services. The main issue with API Gateway, so far, was its cost. At $3.50 per million requests, it can be more expensive than Lambda itself.
Aug 23, 2019   |  By Dashbird
After years of working with hundreds of clients, we've decided to put together this Serverless Best Practices handbook to help you better navigate this brand new world of computing. In exchange for your email, we'll send you the book for free.
Mar 23, 2020   |  By Dashbird
Learn the three basic concepts to build scalable and maintainable applications on serverless backends.
Nov 6, 2019   |  By Dashbird
Learn proven and scalable architectural patterns to secure internal APIs on AWS Lambda
Oct 8, 2019   |  By Dashbird
Learn the best way to debug serverless apps locally with SAM and Visual Studio Code. Watch as we go through real-world examples of debugging an app using the techniques presented.
Sep 6, 2019   |  By Dashbird
It's important to know when your application is not at its peak performance and while serverless lacks that insight, Dashbird provides tools to help you figure out which functions are not performing as well as they should.
Sep 4, 2019   |  By Dashbird
Dashbird is a service to monitor, debug and improve your AWS resources. It’s tailor-made to help develop serverless apps.