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Examining the AWS Serverless Application Repository

AWS announced a new service — the Serverless Application Repository (SAR) — at re:Invent 2017. The general goal of SAR is to make it easier to distribute, and consume, applications that have been developed using AWS Serverless products, like Lambda.

AWS Lambda Reserved Concurrency

Lambda is a wonderful platform. However, it is still in its early years, and has a number of limitations and rough edges. One of those edges — that of the ability to overwhelm downstream systems with unfettered load — got a lot smoother at re:Invent 2017.

Serverless at re:Invent 2017

The light show at the re:Play party Another re:Invent has come and gone, and us mere AWS-using mortals are now rapidly trying to sort the wheat from the chaff of a heady harvest of announcements.

Learning Lambda — Part 9

This is Part 9 of Learning Lambda, a tutorial series about engineering using AWS Lambda. To see the other articles in this series please visit the series home page.

Learning Lambda — Part 8

This is Part 8 of Learning Lambda, a tutorial series about engineering using AWS Lambda. To see the other articles in this series please visit the series home page.

Learning Lambda

Learning Lambda is an ongoing series of articles that give you a deep dive into programming on the AWS Lambda Platform. We start from first principles, and we explain what is going on in the Lambda environment as we proceed.

Learning Lambda — Part 7

This is Part 7 of Learning Lambda, a tutorial series about engineering using AWS Lambda. To see the other articles in this series please visit the series home page.

Learning Lambda — Part 6

This is Part 6 of Learning Lambda, a tutorial series about engineering using AWS Lambda. To see the other articles in this series please visit the series home page.

Revisiting AWS Lambda Runtime Performance

Back in February, I wrote an article titled “The Occasional Chaos of AWS Lambda Runtime Performance”. The performance benchmark results in that article showed that while worst-case performance was indeed proportional to a Lambda's memory configure, actual performance could be much better than that worst case.

Announcing Serverless workshops!

Symphonia is pleased to announce an addition to our suite of services— private Serverless workshops, carefully designed to give your team the Serverless skills and knowledge they need to accelerate business value delivery for you and your customers.

Fearless JVM Lambdas @ Clojure/west

John made the trek out to beautiful Portland, Oregon to speak about Fearless JVM Lambdas at the 2017 Clojure/west conference. The talk included an overview of Serverless, and a deep dive into using the Clojure programming language with AWS Lambda's JVM runtime.

Speaking at Clojure/west

John made the trek out to beautiful Portland, Oregon to speak about Fearless JVM Lambdas at the 2017 Clojure/west conference. The talk included an overview of Serverless, and a deep dive into using the Clojure programming language with AWS Lambda's JVM runtime.