How and Why to Use CloudFormation Macros

Macros are a powerful tool for making CloudFormation easier to work with. Learn what CloudFormation macros are, as well as why and how to use them.

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Understanding CloudFormation Updates: Replacement, Resource Policies, and Stack Policies

In this post, we cover how CloudFormation handles updates to resources and how to prevent accidentally deleting critical infrastructure.

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How to Migrate an existing DynamoDB Table to a Global Table

Take your serverless application global with DynamoDB Global Tables

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Three Projects to Get You Started with Serverless in 2019

Serverless is one of the hottest programming trends in 2019. Check out three categories of projects to kick-start your journey with serverless.

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AWS API Performance Comparison: Serverless vs. Containers vs. API Gateway integration

A performance comparison between three different methods of deploying an API on AWS

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Connect AWS API Gateway directly to SNS using a service integration

With AWS API Gateway, you can skip the compute layer and connect API requests directly to other AWS services. Learn how to connect API Gateway requests to AWS SNS in this post.

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The Complete Guide to Custom Authorizers with AWS Lambda and API Gateway

API Gateway custom authorizers are a great way to separate auth logic from business logic in serverless applications. Learn the ins and outs of how to use them here.

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Get faster GitHub search with Livegrep

Learn how to run your own instance of Livegrep for blazing fast code search.

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Why the PIE theorem is more relevant than the CAP theorem

When choosing a database, consistency vs. availability is overrated. Learn why the PIE theorem really helps you choose a database.

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Faux-SQL or NoSQL? Examining four DynamoDB Patterns in Serverless Applications

DynamoDB is a popular choice for Serverless applications. In this post, I review the four modeling patterns I see with DynamoDB in serverless applications.

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The Invisible Improvements of AWS

AWS consistently improves its services in unseen ways that greatly benefit its users. See what invisible improvements AWS made to Redshift, DynamoDB, Lambda, and S3 this year.

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