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11 Feb 2021

How we use Slack to dramatically reduce AWS costs & improve security

Slack is an awesome tool that we love. It makes it easy for teams to communicate with each other and with their automated systems. It can […]
10 Jan 2020

Optimizing your Lambda cold starts with serverless-webpack

AWS has been doing some great work lately to reduce Lambda cold start times for all its Lambda runtimes, such as their VPC networking improvements and adding native […]
11 Dec 2019

re:Invent 2019 Announcement Highlights

At GorillaStack, we’re keen users of AWS, and the time around re:Invent is great for the number of new product and feature announcements that are made. […]
10 Sep 2018

Splitting your Serverless Framework API on AWS

The serverless framework has really accelerated the development of APIs for new applications, particularly for mobile or web backends. It exposes existing systems via an API […]
22 Sep 2017

Invoke Lambda Functions

We love Lambda and we know you do too! So we’re pleased to announce today that we support the invocation of AWS Lambda functions as an action […]
12 May 2017

AWS X-Ray General Availability Comes Complete with Lambda Integration

First debuted in preview form at re:Invent last year, AWS X-Ray is set to increase efficiencies that can simplify troubleshooting, speed up development time, and thus […]
11 Apr 2017

Building a Serverless Slack bot using AWS Lambda, cautiously…

When scuba diving, a diver has releases on their equipment such that in cases where no alternatives are available, they can ditch heavy gear and swim […]
24 Mar 2017

Secure your Serverless project’s endpoints with AWS Certificate Manager

Here at GorillaStack we’ve been using Let’s Encrypt to issue SSL certificates for custom domains on AWS’s API Gateway for all our Serverless projects. While we […]
09 Mar 2017

AWS Lambda Adds IteratorAge Metric for Improved Processing Operations Visibility

AWS Lambda just got a bit better thanks to IteratorAge. If you’ve ever read the GorillaStack blog, you’re likely well-versed on many of AWS Lambda’s many […]
15 Sep 2016

Serverless Framework & Local Development Environments

The Serverless framework is awesome and we love working with it! We even used it to build a Serverless HipChat Bot. Side note: you can check […]