Invoke Lambda Functions

Oliver BergerChangelog0 Comments

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 Optimisation0 Comments

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

Building a Serverless Slack bot using AWS Lambda, cautiously…

Oliver BergerOpen Source0 Comments

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 for the surface. I liken this to the approach teams take to building software, where the diver is the business logic and the equipment is the framework/s that they are relying on. Unfortunately, all … 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, 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

How we use Slack to dramatically reduce AWS costs

Chris EllisTechnology, Tools5 Comments

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 also make a great tool in the management of your AWS infrastructure. Some of you will already be familiar with the term ‘ChatOps’ whereby you make common commands executable from within chat rooms. It … Read More

How To Redirect With Serverless Framework

Elliott SpiraOpen Source0 Comments

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 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