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

Invoke Lambda Functions

Elliott SpiraChangelogLeave a Comment

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 in our rules engine. Now, using any of our trigger types, you can invoke any Lambda function across your accounts and regions, with a custom JSON payload and optionally environment variable overrides. With … Read More

AWS X-Ray General Availability Comes Complete with Lambda Integration

Oliver BergerBill OptimisationLeave a Comment

First debuted in preview form at re:Invent last year, X-Ray is set to increase efficiencies that can simplify troubleshooting, speed up development time, and thus ultimately contribute to cost savings for you and your company. AWS X-Ray is a software service for application tracing, that was first debuted in preview at AWS re:Invent 2016. Broadly, X-Ray enables application trace requests … Read More

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, 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

How To Redirect With Serverless Framework

Elliott SpiraOpen SourceLeave a Comment

We just started playing with the v1 of the serverless framework after building a serverless hipchat plugin boilerplate repository and an example hipchat plugin that aggregates CloudWatch Alarms in version 0.5.6 of the serverless framework. Just as it always seems to happen, a completely new, re-written version of the serverless framework was released after I wrote the boilerplate repository. So, … 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 SourceLeave a Comment

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