Software Contracts in the Age of React

Steven NobleTechnologyLeave a Comment

At its core, modern programming is about contracts and conventions that we take for granted until they are broken. When that happens, it’s like waking up in a world that has forgetten the meaning of money or manners. Break the social contract like this, and all forms of interaction come to an abrupt halt. Take this simple example: What are … Read More

AWS Community Day 2018

Oliver BergerBill Optimisation, Development, TechnologyLeave a Comment

In September of 2018, Elliott, CTO of GorillaStack collaborated presented at AWS Community Day in San Francisco on the importance of elasticity in AWS and the best way to automate for optimal performance. Optimise Your AWS Environment Concentrating on the Well Architected Framework, the presentation wAs a good opportunity for developers to get an overview on optimising environments to be: … Read More

Splitting your Serverless Framework API on AWS

Chris ArmstrongTechnologyLeave a Comment

The serverless framework has really accelerated the development of APIs for new applications, particularly for mobile or web backends, exposing existing systems for via an API for integration. When combined with the AWS Lambda + API Gateway model for API development makes the value proposition easy for low-usage through its “pay only for the time your code runs” model. Developers … Read More

Scheduling AWS Services – 7 Killer Features You Can’t Live Without

Oliver BergerBill Optimisation, TechnologyLeave a Comment

Not all service schedulers are created equal – we’ve been sourcing feedback from some of our heaviest users and asking them specifically what they like most about GorillaStack compared to our competitors. Some of the responses go beyond the amount of money we help them to save, the governance improvements that we facilitate and the resource optimisations that improve their … Read More

The AWS Snowball Edge Is Indestructible

Oliver BergerTechnologyLeave a Comment

We were all blown away when Amazon announced AWS Snowmobile at re:Invent 2016. I sat there as the truck rolled into the exhibition centre and wondered if it was a marketing gimmick or a legitimate utility that corporations could utilise for physical transfer of data. While Snowmobile took a bunch of attention at re:Invent, Amazon also announced the more widely … Read More

AWS Lambda Adds IteratorAge Metric for Improved Processing Operations Visibility

Oliver BergerDevelopment, TechnologyLeave a Comment

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

AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform to be 100% Renewable Powered

Joel SpiraTechnologyLeave a Comment

As Developers and DevOps professionals we spend a typical workday constructing elegant solutions to problems with code and, if you ask me, I get a serious buzz out of the idea that we all create value from what is just well thought-out permutations and combinations of the letters a-z, numbers 0-9 and other characters/operators $, #, % etc. We belong … Read More

This AWS HipChat Integration Has Transformed DevOps

Oliver BergerBusiness, Technology, ToolsLeave a Comment

You may have seen our recent post that explains how to build your own Serverless HipChat Connect Plugin but did you know that GorillaStack already provides a tool that allows you to monitor your AWS spend and do a couple of other nifty things from within HipChat? ChatOps (along with ‘chatbot’) has fully entered common lexicon since we first discussed … Read More

Serverless Architectures: Monoliths, Nanoservices, Microservices & Hybrids

Chris FullerTechnologyLeave a Comment

We are strong advocates of the Serverless framework at GorillaStack. We’ve recently talked about our recent open source Serverless Hipchat Connect Example that utilises Serverless and AWS Lambda . During the development of the plugin, one thing we liked was that Serverless doesn’t restrict you to one architecture – there are at least 4 to choose from. The Monolith Whenever … Read More