Static site generators have been around for quite a while (think Jekyll), but their popularity has been increasing rapidly as of late. the euphoric embrace of the Jamstack by the web developer community has not gone unnoticed at Amazon and Microsoft.Continue reading
For some of us the last quarter of 2019 meant going back to school. Boyle Software received additional certifications both on foundational and technical levels.Continue reading
Amazon AWS added a new member to it’s family of database services – DocumentDB. Following the huge success of AuroraDB, a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud, AWS is now launching DocumentDB, a database service that implements the MongoDB API.
Back in September we blogged about the GA of Amazon’s Serverless Aurora and how it really simplifies scaling database servers in the cloud – mainly because.. well basically you don’t have to. At AWS re:Invent 2018 last month, Amazon has taken Aurora Serverless to the next level with its ‘Data API’.
Amazon is signing up more corporate customers for their Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform than Google and Microsoft to their respective cloud platforms. In addition, Amazon corporate customers are PRE-paying for larger and longer, multi-year terms. Continue reading
As most of us know by now, Serverless computing allows us to build and run applications and services without thinking about servers. Serverless applications don’t require us to provision, scale, and manage any servers.
We can build them for nearly any type of application or backend service, and everything required to run and scale our application with high availability is handled for us. Continue reading
I tend to follow the news from AWS all the time. They introduce solutions to problems all developers / devops face during multiple stages of their projects. I’d like to highlight three categories: application configuration, security, and availability. Continue reading
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