Over the weekend, I spent some time experimenting with the new Runtime API and Lambda Layer that AWS announced last week. The goal was to create a custom runtime that I could use to start writing Lambda functions in PHP. Following is a brief summary of what I learned in the process and steps to create your own custom runtime.[Read More]
The Free Stack - Running your application for free on AWS
We live in interesting times. The cloud offerings from Amazon, Google and Microsoft have led to a situation where world-class infrastructure is available to startups and solopreneurs for very cheap, and most of the times, they can even get started for free.[Read More]
Understanding the context package in golang
The context package in go can come in handy while interacting with APIs and slow processes, especially in production-grade systems that serve web requests. Where, you might want to notify all the goroutines to stop work and return. Here is a basic tutorial on how you can use it in your projects with some best practices and gotchas.[Read More]
Terraform your Infrastructure!
What is Terraform and why do you need it?
If you have any resources in AWS/Google Cloud/Azure, etc. its a high likelihood that terraform can improve your workflow and make management of your cloud resources a breeze! I have used it with AWS, so, most of this post will discuss terraform in context of AWS. But, it works fine with Google Cloud, Azure, Alibaba cloud, etc.[Read More]