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Stackery Welcomes Tim Wagner, Inventor of AWS Lambda, to Board of Directors

In new and quickly-expanding fields like serverless, long-standing experts are few and far between. I am excited to welcome Tim Wagner, the original leader of the serverless movement, to the Stackery Board of Directors. Tim spent six years at Amazon Web Services as the General Manager of AWS Lambda, where he oversaw the team that built the success of serverless as a platform. In many ways, we have them to thank for creating the environment that supports Stackery and the serverless ecosystem.

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The Secret Lives of Failed Amazon SQS Messages

A common pattern in serverless architecture is to have a queue before a function. This is great because you can create a second queue for all of the messages that failed in the function execution (or, if we want to put it in terms that don’t sound like we’re aggressively shaming them, we can classify them as having “encountered an error at some point”). This second queue is known as a “dead letter queue” or DLQ for short.

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Serverless Heroes Down Under - Stackery Visits Australia!

Last week I was battling jet lag and this week, an inbox of unanswered emails. But I’m also marveling at the quality of the AWS community all over the world. I had the privilege of speaking at ServerlessDays Sydney the week before last, and along with the amazing conference talks, I also got to see firsthand just how much of the globe is involved in pushing forward serverless using AWS technology and how excited they were to share what they were learning.

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Serverless Summer School Cliff's Notes - AWS Serverless Products, Explained

School’s out for… Autumn? That’s right, while you were avoiding the back-to-school rush at Office Depot, cutting the crusts off PB&Js, and taking the layers out of mothballs (confession: I have never seen let alone used a single mothball), Serverless Summer School began winding down and is now over for the season. Until next year, school-themed Stackery livestreams!

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The Quest to Eradicate Lingering VPCs

Cost is a big reason many dev teams are transitioning to serverless. However, there are still some ways costs can creep up on you in serverless apps. The biggest culprit I’ve found in my own experience is the VPC resource. Because adding a VPC to a serverless stack is ridiculously easy in Stackery, I’ve sometimes gotten carried away. I’d deploy a stack with a VPC for testing, then quickly forget about it.

Serverless Summer School (SSS) Week Four: Intro to SES with Serverless

Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is a cloud-based email sending service designed to help digital marketers and application developers send marketing, notification, and transactional emails. This introductory course will teach you the basics of setting up a serverless SES while sharpening the skills you learned in the Wild Rydes workshop.

Serverless Summer School (SSS) Week Three: Building the Wild Rydes Back-End

The second part of the comprehensive Wild Rydes simple serverless application workshop. This session covers common topics for building serverless applications like secrets management and user authentication, authorization, and management. Hosts: Chase Douglas (CTO @ Stackery), AM Grobelny (Startup Partner Solutions Architect @ AWS), & Eric Johnson (Sr. Developer Advocate @ AWS).

Serverless Summer School (SSS) Week 2: Implementing the Wild Rydes Front-End

The first part of the comprehensive Wild Rydes simple serverless application workshop. This session also covers common topics for building serverless applications like secrets management and user authentication, authorization, and management. Hosts: Chase Douglas (CTO @ Stackery), AM Grobelny (Startup Partner Solutions Architect @ AWS), and Eric Johnson (Sr. Developer Advocate @ AWS).