Secure your Serverless project’s endpoints with AWS Certificate Manager

Michael BlackDevelopment1 Comment

Here at GorillaStack we’ve been using LetsEncrypt to issue SSL certificates for custom domains on AWS’s API Gateway for all our Serverless projects. While we love this service, securing a custom domain for API Gateway required a time consuming, manual process to be repeated every time a certificate expired. That’s why we were so excited by the recent announcement of … Read More

AWS Lambda Adds IteratorAge Metric for Improved Processing Operations Visibility

Oliver BergerDevelopment, Technology0 Comments

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 use cases. Of particular interest in the context of Amazon’s latest announcement is the way in which the compute service works in tandem with CloudWatch. Lambda can assist in monitoring functions and reporting metrics … Read More

Serverless Framework & Local Development Environments

Elliott SpiraDevelopment, Open Source1 Comment

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 out our Serverless HipChat Bot boilerplate repository. However, we quickly found that the feedback loop in development was really slow – every time we wanted to test a change, we had to deploy to … Read More

Serverless HipChat Connect Boilerplate by GorillaStack

Elliott SpiraDevelopment, Open Source0 Comments

Have you ever wanted to try out a full serverless architecture? Or write a HipChat plug-in? The new open source boilerplate from GorillaStack helps developers deploy the back ends for their plugins to Amazon Web Services’ serverless products in Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB and S3. Atlassian, together with Amazon Web Services, engaged GorillaStack to develop an open source bolierplate repository … Read More

Serverless Framework & Lambda: A Match Made in Heaven

Elliott SpiraDevelopment0 Comments

One thing that I have always been keen to get from AWS Lambda is configurable environment variables that can be set for each indivudual Lambda function. One thing I loved about the Serverless framework is that it supports a notion of environment variables, stored in a hidden ‘_meta’ folder and substituted in when the functions are deployed to Lambda. On … Read More

AWS Lambda – Some Important Changes I’d Like To See

Elliott SpiraDevelopment, Technology0 Comments

Recently we updated our open source project Auto Tag, a Lambda function that listens to CloudTrail to tag your AWS resources with their creator after they are created. When updating, I noticed that a month ago, AWS released a Node v4.3.2 runtime for AWS Lambda. I was super excited! Previously we were using babel to transpile our es6 source code … Read More

8 Things We Learned at the AWS Sydney Summit

Chris FullerDevelopment, Technology3 Comments

We were excited to have the opportunity to share GorillaStack with everyone at Sydney’s first 2 day AWS Summit. The Summit demonstrated the need for AWS Cost Optimisation. Talks such as “Business: Cost Optimisation at Scale” from Evan Crawford at Amazon Web Services amplified this customer demand. And yes, that is gorillas.bas running in the background (check out our version … Read More

Eliminate Server Overhead With This AWS Lambda Hack

Elliott SpiraDevelopment, Open Source3 Comments

AWS CloudFormation Lambda Open Source

Does your organisation run batch jobs? I think I’d be hard pressed to find one that didn’t. Is the infrastructure running these batch jobs always on and highly available? Chances are you are spending a lot of money for servers that aren’t always active. AWS Lambda is Amazon Web Services’ serverless execution offering, where customers can upload code, specify an … Read More

What AWS Lumberyard Really Means For Amazon

Oliver BergerBusiness, Development, Technology1 Comment

In the last couple of days Amazon announced Lumberyard, a 3D game engine designed to operate on AWS and provide a powerful platform for developers to leverage the power of the cloud. Based on Crytek’s CryEngine it’s designed to execute the types of large workloads that are required to meet the needs of today’s games as they become more sophisticated … Read More