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AWS vs Firebase - Is It Even a Fair Fight?

Now that you’ve chosen to go the serverless route, which vendor option should you go for? That’s one of the major questions that anybody asks themselves when they make the switch. Should you choose Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is a mature service that will serve you well, or should you go with e Google’s younger Firebase? Before the comparison of AWS vs Firebase, we should understand what serverless really means. This one server can be responsible for several different functions.

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The Complete AWS Lambda Handbook for Beginners (Part 2)

In Part 1 of our Complete AWS Lambda Handbook for Beginners, we gave a refresher on the fundamentals of AWS Lambda and what is AWS Lambda. In this post, we’ll look at AWS Lambda pricing, some interesting Lambda facts and examples of great AWS Lambda use cases in your serverless application.

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The Complete AWS Lambda Handbook for Beginners (Part 1)

Welcome to the Serverless world. One of the first things you’ll hear about is AWS Lambda - and you’ll continue to keep hearing about it! While architecture can be serverless without Lambdas involved, it’s very often the key component within a serverless application. In the first post of this 3-part AWS Lambda Handbook series, we run through what is AWS Lambda, dialling back to basics with the various terminology, how to create a Lambda function and how to run it.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monitoring Serverless Applications

Serverless applications, more often than not, have logic distributed over multiple functions and services, which with growth and agents and wrappers attached, can get more complex and costly. This is where Serverless monitoring comes in to help. But what is Serverless monitoring? Serverless monitoring allows developers to gain important insight on what happens during each execution and event, errors become more easily visible and measuring resource consumption for each invocation is possible.

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10 amazing benefits of serverless technology

If you’ve heard of the term “serverless architecture” but you have no idea what it means, don’t feel bad. This buzzword (buzz-phrase?) has been on the rise for the past few years, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop. More and more cloud companies are trying to promote serverless architectures for businesses. There are plenty of benefits to using a serverless architecture for your business.

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A day in the life of a Software Engineer: A developer's perspective on working with serverless

Want to know what actually goes on under the platform and behind the screens at Dashbird? We recently sat down for a Q&A with our CTO, Marek Tihkan, on leading and managing an engineering team. Today, we speak to Alex, one of the engineers on the Development team and the brain and elbow grease behind our newly launched Dashbird Atlas real-time 3D map of your entire serverless environment.

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What Are AWS Lambda Triggers?

We talk a lot about more advanced level of Lambda triggers in our popular “Complete Guide to Lambda Triggers” series, Part 1 and Part 2 out now. So, this time, we’re bringing it back to the basics because skipping some steps when learning something new might get you confused, it tends to get annoying, or it can even make you frustrated. Why?

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A techy bedtime story: The tale of wizards, caves and how Serverless came to be

We’ve noticed interesting threads floating around the internet asking how would you explain serverless to a toddler. As it happens, we just turned three years old and to mark the occasion, we decided to take up the challenge and wrote a bedtime story, for serverless enthusiasts of all ages, about how serverless came to be, from the very beginning. It is a magical tale of the ingenious, life-changing journey that got us to a new universe called Serverless.

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Dashbird turns 3: reflecting on the journey, challenges and milestones of the past year

Another year of empowering DevOps teams has passed and what a year it’s been! I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the journey, the milestones and challenges this past year encompassed. The last year has been our most transformational to date. We’ve had a huge amount of ups and downs and I’m incredibly proud to say that we got through it and our organization is more resilient, more aligned in our vision and closer as a result.