Friends have asked that I report a from the trenches update on my thoughts on Lambdas. I fell in love about a year ago, so how do I feel now? I’ll cover the pro’s and con’s I faced, what I learned, and what I still don’t know.
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In the old days, you’d write code and allow another team called Operations (or OPs for short) to deploy it to various servers for testing, and eventually production. Quality Assurance teams would be testing your code from a few days to a few weeks ago on another server.
Developer tooling, infrastructure as a service, and shorter development cycles have changed all that. The Amazon practice of “you build it, you own it” has started to filter out to other companies as an adopted practice. Teams are now expected to build, deploy, and maintain their own software.
Today, I wanted to cover what I’ve learned about automated deployments around AWS. You’ll learn why you don’t need Ansible, Chef, or even Serverless, and instead can use AWS API’s to do everything you need.
Continue reading “AWS Adventures: Part 2 – Infrastructure As Code, Deploying a Microservice”
At the beginning of October, I started a new project to help my team move a 12 year old application to the cloud. I knew next to nothing about Amazon, or their infrastructure offerings called AWS. In the past 3 months I’ve learned a ton. Today I wanted to share what I’ve learned about Lambdas: Functions you run in AWS.
Also known as serverless architecture.
Continue reading “AWS Adventures: Part 1 – Lambda”
In my journey to learn functional programming and drink deep of the kool-aid, I wanted to share my latest learnings. Specifically around the quest for no errors and how you get things.
After reading this article, you should understand why errors aren’t helpful embedded in your code & avoiding them is good and why we use functions to get things instead of the old way of assigning variables. Check out the first article if you missed it.
Continue reading “Functional Programming for OOP Developers: Part 2 – No Errors and Getting Things”