Using AWS’ “Server­less Image Han­dler” to roll your own Image Transform Service

Ama­zon AWS has offered a Server­less Image Han­dler for a while that allows you to spin up an AWS Lamb­da func­tion to cre­ate your own pri­vate lit­tle image trans­form ser­vice that is inex­pen­sive, fast, and is front­ed by the Cloud­Front con­tent deliv­ery net­work (CDN). Whenever an image is uploaded to the bucket, a Lambda function […]

Secrets in Serverless

Good post on how and where to store your secrets when working in a Serverless / Cloud Environment — something I was wondering about myself a little while ago Serverless applications and cloud functions often need to communicate with an upstream API or service. Perhaps they require a username and password to connect to a […]

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 😉). 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 […]