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Quickly Debug Your AWS Lambda Functions

Great writers use metaphors to get their point across so let me give that a try real quick. Bugs are nasty little pests, mm’key? It’s hard to get rid of them but apart of just spraying poison everywhere, there are only a few options left. One of those options is using a natural predator to those bugs, a predator like birds. So birds can help you get rid of bugs. I work for a company called Dashbird that help developers debug their AWS Lambda applications. See what I did there?

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How to test serverless applications

Like any other creation in progress or in the making, serverless applications, need to be tested and monitored. How else would you know if what you’ve created is providing desired results? Before putting your “newborn child” out into the world, you must make sure that it’s ready for the world. Software or even hardware of any sort will first be tested before it goes to mass production, and the same goes for your serverless applications.

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Navigating CloudWatch Logs Effectively With Dashbird

To get some serious work done, we usually need to prepare for it. “Baby steps first,” they say. In our niche, these “baby steps” would be countless small jobs that need to be done before we can start with our main project. Proper preparation(try saying this 5 times fast) is the key to success, but after we’ve achieved our primary goal, there will always be something to do to keep it steady and flowing.

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How to handle AWS Lambda cold starts

Smarter people than myself, once said that you should do things you don’t like first so that you can enjoy the things you’re doing later. Nobody wants cold starts. They’re annoying, and we continuously feel an itching sensation in our brains because of them. The serverless world would be a much better place to work in if they weren’t there.

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Dashbird product update - February 2019

Mikk and the rest of the dev team at Dashbird have been working overtime this past month, in an effort to rehaul the user experience in the app based on the feedback we are constantly getting. We believe in having an honest and open, two-way street when it comes to communication so I advise each and every one of you to either write us an email via support@dashbird.io or to join our slack channel.

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Getting down and dirty with metric-based alerting for AWS Lambda

The phrase “better safe than sorry” gets thrown around whenever people talk about monitoring or getting observability into your AWS resources but the truth is that you can’t sit around and wait until a problem arises, you need to proactively look for opportunities to improve your application in order to stay one step ahead of the competition.

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February product updates. Anomaly detection, incident management and better UX

This past couple of month were a bit hectic and there’s a good reason behind that. We’ve set out to create a better experience for our users, and it’s exactly what we did! Besides making a lot of quality-of-life changes, we’ve introduced new features that we think, will speed up the speed at which you’ll debug your applications and give you a whole new perspective on all things AWS Lambda.

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Dashbird becomes AWS Advanced Technology Partner

It’s the celebration time of the year! Dashbird is now an official Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Technology Partner (APN). Our team has demonstrated that we can build a strong, secure and reliable AWS-based business that can benefit Amazon Web Services users. The new partner status is recognition of Dashbird ability to help companies to better monitor and troubleshoot their Lambdas by providing state of the art solution for serverless observability.