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Showing posts from August, 2019

Write a Lambda function, Test it instantly and Debug it.. [Video 10mins]

I just published a 10 minute YouTube video about debugging Lambda functions live on AWS. Check it out below.

I'm walking you through an example where we show that you do not need to follow the legacy approach of building locally, bundling and pushing to the remote cloud - that was what you did when you create a J2EE application ages back! The cloud is not just a different machine, but a living collection of live resources. You do not need to download docker images and loads of applications to use the cloud - just use your standard web browser!

Serverless applications should be debugged without... Servers!

St Augustine with the child, who was trying to empty the ocean into the small hole image source "The child had dug a little hole in the sand, and with a small spoon or seashell was scooping water from the sea into the small hole. Augustine watched him for a while and finally asked the child what he was doing. The child answered that he would scoop all the water from the sea and pour it into the little hole in the sand." [Story]

Trying to mock the vast AWS cloud on your laptop? I feel that trying to mock the vastness of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, or the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) on a tiny laptop of a developer, is similar to what the child in the story was trying to do.

Modern problems require modern solutions. The way software was built on developer computers, and then bundled with command line build tools and pushed to remote application servers is now history. People still try to find ways to put lipstick on pigs, and work with tra…