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CodePipeline Versioner

AWS CodePipeline is AWS’ CD orchestration tool. We're fans of CodePipeline at Symphonia : we use it with our clients, and on our own projects. To read a quick overview of CodePipeline see this earlier article that I wrote.

Some new Serverless Architecture videos from John and Mike

Hi everyone. It's been a great, fascinating, and busy 2019 for John and I (Mike) at Symphonia. You'll probably be able to tell that we haven't had too much spare time because of the lack of updates around these parts!

Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery on AWS

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) are techniques that I've had a passion about for a long time. Back in the Dim And Distant Past of 2003 I even co-led an open source project that brought some at-the-time interesting innovations to this area.

Did you get your re:Invent holiday wish?

This is the latest edition of our newsletter. To receive the email version please subscribe here. So another AWS re:Invent has come and gone and .

What are our re:Invent predictions? And updates!

This is the latest edition of our newsletter. To receive the email version please subscribe here. Hello everyone from the snowy world of Symphonia! Yes, winter's first storm has come to New York City.

Symphonia at Velocity 2018, and more Serverless Insights

This is the latest edition of our newsletter. To receive the email version please subscribe here. Hello friendly Serverless Insights subscribers! Summer has arrived in New York City — a time when locals scramble to find rooftops, dodge a million dripping air conditioners, and wonder how bodegas are selling pumpkin beer already.

Revisiting "Serverless Architectures"

I started writing “Serverless Architectures” in May 2016. At that point I'd recently finished up at my previous job, had just been to the first Serverlessconf, hadn't done much writing in a while, had some time on my hands, and so decided to put a few ideas together.

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.

Symphonia's Serverless Insights — March 2018

This is the latest edition of our newsletter. To receive the email version please subscribe here. Hello everyone, and welcome to the first Symphonia Serverless Insights of 2018!

Symphonia's Serverless Insights — December 2017

This is the latest edition of our newsletter. To receive the email version please subscribe here. Hello everyone, and welcome to the last Serverless Insights of 2017!

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.