Ken Rimple

Application Development Approaches in AWS Webinar

The ways you can engage AWS to run applications in the cloud are numerous: traditional application deployments on an EC2 virtual machine, containerized applications running on ECS or Kubernetes, or fully serverless. Chariot’s Ken Rimple, director of Training/Mentoring Services, will take you through some sample architectures and the pros/cons of complexity, cost, and technical considerations for each one.

Application Development Approaches in AWS (webinar slides)

The ways you can engage AWS to run applications in the cloud are numerous: traditional application deployments on an EC2 virtual machine, containerized applications running on ECS or Kubernetes, or fully serverless. Chariot’s Ken Rimple, director of Training/Mentoring Services, will take you through some sample architectures and the pros/cons of complexity, cost, and technical considerations … Read More

Serverless or Bust Part 2 – Handling Events and Securing Lambdas

In our first installment, we discussed how the Serverless Framework provided an easy way to deploy a Lambda (function) on AWS. But we skipped some pretty big topics: How Serverless manages our services How AWS Lambdas receive parameters, path variables, and query strings How to secure Lambdas from unauthorized use How to get something done … Read More

Serverless or bust part 1 – setting up a Lambda in Serverless

In this article we’ll take a look at a cloud-based application platform, Serverless, and what it takes to get a simple function hosted on Amazon Web Services (aws), including configuring security with Amazon Cognito, and a front-end client with Angular. There are a lot of little things going on here, so I’ve drawn out a … Read More

GraphQL, the new Contender to REST

The Representative State Transfer (REST) protocol has been the king of remote access protocols for web applications for well over a decade. The general pattern: expose “nouns” (Customers, Activities, Employees, Tasks, Sasquatches) as URLs (/api/sasquatch/32) and access them via HTTP “verbs” such as “GET”, “POST” (create), “PUT” (update), or “DELETE” (umm, well…). The content type … Read More

Amazon Workspaces – Desktops in the Cloud

Let’s say you’re traveling to a conference, and you want to leave your heavy laptop behind along with all of its power requirements. Or you have a long-running project that you manage from just about anywhere and want to keep a desktop active or suspended/resumed whenever you want. Or, you’re a company that wants to … Read More

What’s the “Thing” with IoT – IoT on AWS – A Philly Cloud Computing Event

Ken Rimple discusses the key concepts and terminology of the Internet of Things, including Types of IoT devices, networking hardware, transport and protocols, and how they relate to our event and the real world. Topics discussed include connectivity examples and various IoT devices. By Ken Rimple, Director of Training/Mentoring Services, Chariot Solutions