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

GorillaStack Auto Tag Gets An Update

Elliott SpiraOpen Source, Tagging0 Comments

Of all the things I love at GorillaStack, including beer, coffee, workplace banter and of course AWS, there are two in particular that I was able to enjoy the last few nights after work; Open Source and CloudFormation. We love Open Source at GorillaStack and highly prioritise giving back useful code to the broader developer community. We also love AWS … Read More

You Should Move Compute To AWS EC2 Spot Instances

Chris FullerBill Optimisation7 Comments

Amazon are celebrating 10 years of AWS. On Amazon’s celebration page, they include an interesting insight regarding EC2 Spot Instances: “On average, every week, AWS customers are using more compute capacity on Amazon EC2 spot instances than customers in 2012 were running across all of Amazon EC2” – https://aws.amazon.com/10year Although many customers are utilising spot instances, AWS have made it … 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