LocalStack – A fully functional local AWS cloud stack

At work we’ve been using several separate docker images – such as instructure/fake-s3 and airdock/fake-sqs, orchestrated by docker-compose – to run a few of the Amazon Web Services locally. LocalStack provides the whole lot in one: LocalStack provides an easy-to-use test/mocking framework for developing Cloud applications. Currently, the focus is primarily on supporting the AWS […]

MoonMail – Send e-mail marketing campaigns using AWS, SES, and Lambda

Send email marketing campaigns with Amazon SES. Let Amazon Lambda compose email by email and literaly scale it to infinite. With MoonMail you can: create & edit lists of recipients (email addresses) and store them within a DynamoDB. Create & edit html email marketing campaigns, send them and track their opens and clicks. MoonMail → […]

Building an image processor on AWS Lambda using The Serverless Framework

Good writeup on setting up an image processor using The Serverless Framework, a thing comparable to the aforementioned apex (and with an awfully generic and confusing name imho πŸ˜‰). When a user uploads a file an ObjectCreated event is produced and a Lambda function is invoked. The Lambda function calls Amazon Rekognition to detect the […]

30K Page Views for $0.21: A Serverless Story

Pete built the Fantasy Movie League Lineup Calculator. In July it got about 30K pageviews, resulting in a $0.21 bill from Amazon AWS: The Lineup Calculator is comprised of a set of AWS Lambda functions. Boiling what I’ve done down to its essentials, I’m using Lambda as a free batch server where I’m well below […]

Apex – Serverless Infrastructure

Apex lets you build, deploy, and manage AWS Lambda functions with ease. A variety of workflow related tooling is provided for testing functions, rolling back deploys, viewing metrics, tailing logs, hooking into the build system and more. Define a project.json as so … { “name”: “bar”, “description”: “Node.js example function”, “runtime”: “nodejs”, “memory”: 128, “timeout”: […]

Man DDOSes his S3 bucket by adding its images in a Google Spreadsheet

I login to my AWS account to see what is going on, and I see this: $1177.76 in usage charges! A thousand, one hundred, seventy seven dollars. Out of which $1065 in outgoing bandwidth transfer costs. The scary part: 8.8 Terabytes of outgoing traffic! Tera. Not Giga. Terabytes. To make things worse, I realized that […]