Migrating AWS SAM Applicaitons to the Serverless Framework

Migrating AWS SAM Applicaitons to the Serverless Framework

I recently published an article in The New Stack on migrating AWS SAM applicaitons to the Serverless Framework.

You Pay Too Much for EC2

I’m about to tell you something ridiculous. You might be paying 70% or more on EC2 than you need to be. With a combination of Spot and Reserved Instances you can dramatically lower your EC2 bill on AWS.

Amazon S3 Static Sites and CloudFront Configuration

Recently, I was going back over an Amazon S3 static site I maintain and noticed that I couldn’t navigate directly to subpages without using a trailing /index.html. It turns out there’s a few quirks of the Amazon CloudFront console settings that might lead to this. Let’s take a look at how to fix it.

Announcing Stormlight Consulting

Announcing Stormlight Consulting

I’ve launched a website for Stormlight Consulting. You can now take a look at different consulting services I offer and get in touch with me for initial consultations. If you’d like to learn more, check out the Stormlight Consulting Website!
AWS First-In-First-Out Queues

Recently, I needed to put together system that would take new DynamoDB table items, queue up JSON messages in first-in-first-out order, and trickle them out to a 3rd party API over time.

I love not having to maintain things later so I decided to throw together a solution on top of managed AWS services. Here’s a high-level diagram of what I came up with:

Full Queue Diagram

Let’s take a look at how it all works.