Using Amazon S3 is an awesome way to host static websites because it is cheap, serverless and does not require any ongoing maintenance. It can also be used as a source for an Amazon CloudFront distribution which immediately places your static website on a CDN. There is one problem though and that’s maintaining the website’s content.
Sometimes we need to make calls to some RESTful APIs from an AWS Lamda function. Let’s say we use Node.js as our platform. On the surface, there are two ways to do it: Continue reading
Building on an excellent 2016, Boyle Software’s cloud services platform HeartyHosting added a slew of terrific new features in 2017. As an AWS partner, we continued to grow our expertise and extend our usage of Amazon’s best-of-breed services, continuously innovating and bringing our clients new levels of efficiency and value. The list of HeartyHosting’s new capabilities, upgrades, and offerings for this past year is impressive:
It’s now easier and cheaper to build pub/sub architectures with AWS.
Even without any specialized expertise, users of the platform can put together highly immersive experiences and environments to be used for any number of ways including education, training, service, marketing – you name it! Continue reading
For any of you Node.js folks out there already using serverless frameworks like ‘The Serverless Framework‘ , you’ll definitely want to checkout the really cool Claudia.js framework…
DynamoDB is a non-blocking asynchronous storage, and it is great. Mostly. However, sometimes you just need to ensure that only one instance of script accesses a certain share of information in your table. In my case it was operation or purgin+rebuilding records, which under race conditions would result in a massive data loss.
So, I decided to build a semaphore. Continue reading
AWS recently announced they will be moving to a per-second billing model for several services, most prominently their EC2 compute and EBS storage services. Previously they used a per-hour billing model, whereby if you launched an instance you were charged for a full hour minimum, even if you shut it down 10 minutes later. The changes will go into effect on October 2nd, and also includes the EMR and Batch services. For now only Linux instances are included.
Just announced today is a new collection of tools to help businesses move applications to the cloud – the AWS Migration Hub.
The Hub is organized into three categories which guide users through the process and offer status tracking and updates:
- Discover (understand all the moving parts)
- Migrate (connect tools and start the move)
- Track (track the status of your migrations)
The hub itself is free to use (but you will be charged for the use of AWS Services during the move.)
Read more about it here and let us know if you decide to give it a try!