Philly ETE 2022 — Serverless: The Fine Print — Kiki Carter

Abstract Historically, getting your software into a “server environment” required coordination with a tightly controlled infrastructure or operations team. Bottlenecks, both technical and bureaucratic, resulted in delays, waning developer productivity, and crushed morale. Luckily for developers, cloud providers came to the rescue with ways to quickly get started with infrastructure. The democratization of cloud-based infrastructure … Read More

AWS Lambda Development with Serverless Framework and LocalStack

Writing AWS Lambda functions using the Serverless Framework makes it easy to manage dependencies that your functions depend on as far as third-party packages or keeping track of the AWS resources that your service utilizes. The Serverless Framework automates a lot of the resource allocation and packaging of the functions with a CLI tool named … Read More

The Serverless Stack (SST) Platform

Serverless Stack ( is another rapid serverless application development platform for AWS. SST (as it is also known) promises to streamline development and allow local debug of AWS Lambdas. It uses the AWS CDK and a set of its own constructs and configuration settings to make building serverless applications easier, and provide a more helpful … Read More

Running the SAM CLI on Linux

I find the SAM (Serverless Application Model) CLI extremely frustrating to use on Linux, starting with installation. But this week I learned two things that simplify both installation and operation. I’m passing them on in the hopes that they’ll be useful to you as well.

Philly ETE 2020 – Artem Chistyakov – Choosing Your Giants: Principles for Navigating the Landscape of Emerging Tech

Check out our YouTube playlist to watch all the talks from Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise 2020. Abstract Functional or object-oriented, relational or schemaless, on-premises or entirely serverless: for better or worse, technology choices in software development remain mostly ideological. Whether we prefer to “stand on the shoulders of giants”, use “the right tool for … Read More