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Going Serverless with AWS Lambda and API Gateway

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One of the goals of cloud computing is to minimize the number of resources you need. This isn’t just a matter of eliminating any on-premises servers and drives; cloud-based serverless computing is when you create software that runs only as needed on servers dynamically allocated by the cloud provider (also as needed).

On AWS, you can accomplish “serverless” programming using AWS Lambda, a service whereby you upload code in the form of functions that are triggered based on different events that you can configure. One such event is a call coming in through AWS API Gateway, which is the AWS service you use for setting up REST API services. As REST calls come in, the API Gateway can trigger your Lambda code to run. The Lambda code will receive information on the REST call that was made, and your code can respond accordingly.

First, Create the Lambda Function

You’ll need to create a new Lambda function; in this example, we’ll use Node.js. Head over to the Lambda console (from the management console, click the Services dropdown and click Lambda), and click the Create Function button; on the next screen, click Author From Scratch and fill in …

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Enterprise hits and misses – headless meets serverless, and Microsoft is on the clock with TikTok

enterprise hits and misses – headless meets serverless, and microsoft is on the clock with tiktok

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Lead story – Headless meets serverless – a frictionless future, or buzzwords run amock?
MyPOV: Prior to smartly escaping the satirical wrath of hits and misses taking a well-earned vacation, Phil threw a bone to buzzword bingo players everywhere with his latest, Headless meets serverless – a tierless architecture for frictionless enterprise.
As the prime instigator of diginomica’s frictionless enterprise model, there’s no one better to tell us: why should we care about this buzzword fusion? Phil:
Today’s emergent systems are headless because the presentation layer isn’t fixed and therefore the user experience can take many different forms.

But are these really “headless”? Phil anticipates that objection:
Rather than headless, they are many-headed, with unlimited choice as to how to present the user experience.

And what about that techno cotton candy somewhat misleading term we call “serverless”?
The underlying systems are serverless because the servers on which all of the computing runs are hidden away behind a layer of application programming interfaces (APIs).

Can’t we more accurately call this: manipulating servers on-demand, well beyond your own data center? (Granted, that’s not as sexy as “serverless”). Phil:
Instead of being limited to what you are able to build and provision from …

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Micronaut 2.0 Enhances Tooling, Improves Support for Serverless and GraalVM

micronaut 2.0 enhances tooling, improves support for serverless and graalvm

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Object Computing, Inc. (OCI) has formally released Micronaut 2.0, a major release of the full-stack JVM-based framework that helps creating microservices-based, cloud-native and serverless applications utilizing languages such as Java, Groovy, and Kotlin.

This new release significantly upgrades the developer experience with the availability of Micronaut Launch, a completely revamped and faster Micronaut CLI, a new Maven plugin and upgrade to the Gradle version. It now supports Java 14, applications written in Groovy 3 and reactive frameworks including RxJava 3 and Reactor. Serverless capabilities have been expanded by adding support for Azure Functions and Google’s Cloud Functions. It also provides support for HTTP/2 and Servlets and a revamped security design. Finally, the new release provides improved performance with deeper integration with GraalVM, optimized memory consumption and improved startup times by up to 20% on an average across the entire framework.


“Micronaut 2.0 is another significant jump forward for Micronaut.  We have expanded the reach of Micronaut by introducing runtime options including servlet support and even better GraalVM native image support.  Our continued investments in serverless is being driven by user demand and is another important distinguisher for Micronaut.”

— Jeff Scott Brown, Co-Founder and Director of the Micronaut Foundation, Grails and Micronaut practice lead at Object …

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Save 98% on this AWS and Microsoft Azure online training course

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The Complete 2020 Cloud Certification Training bundle is on sale for £30.37.

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TL;DR: The Complete 2020 Cloud Certification Training bundle is on sale for £30.37 as of August 8, saving you 98% on list price.

Cloud technology has done wonders for the business world over the years — and it’s easy to see why. It provides more space, scalability, efficiency, and speed, with absolutely zero hardware. It’s basically an invisible solution to a handful of problems, including how to transition companies to remote-only work during the current pandemic. As a result of all of the above, the demand for those proficient in these cloud services has surged stupendously.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are currently the most popular cloud services on the market, and this Complete 2020 Cloud Certification Training bundle can teach you how to use these platforms to increase business efficiency, growth, and income. With 12 courses and over 70 hours of content, it’s basically your ticket into a rapidly growing industry.

The training kicks off with the fundamental terminologies, concepts, benefits, …

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Not ‘just a fad,’ cloud provides the foundation for future technologies | Federal News Network

not ‘just a fad,’ cloud provides the foundation for future technologies | federal news network

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This content is provided by Red Hat.
Every year or so, there’s a big pushback that labels the cloud as “just a fad.” One popular argument posits that it doesn’t even exist, since it’s really just someone else’s computer. While your average “hands-on-keyboards” types tend to be more up-to-date on such technologies, it’s surprisingly common for executives to be less in touch, deciding to “skip” cloud technologies in favor of seeing what comes next. Within the historical context of IT advances, it becomes clear that this is a mistake; cloud is here to stay, and the next generation of technologies is already being built on its foundations.
“There have been a lot of very specific steps over the course of history that have taken us from the mainframe days to where we are now. These steps have shaped our direction into the future,” said Damien Eversmann, senior solutions architect for Red Hat Public Sector.
When enterprise IT began with the mainframe, the systems administrators did everything, and the code base was monolithic. But as technology sped up, it diversified, which led to servers. Data sat on one server, business logic on another, and sometimes there …

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AWS serverless architecture drives SBA’s Lender Gateway for PPP loans

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When it became apparent that U.S. firms would need financial help during the pandemic, Congress approved $349 billion in emergency small-business funding for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program. It fell to the Small Business Association to administer those loans, and the agency quickly turned to Amazon Web Services Inc. and third-party reseller Four Points Technology LLC to develop a key cloud-based element of the program.
Lender Gateway was created by SBA to help smaller, community-oriented banks without large IT organizations process PPP loans. Although the PPP has attracted widespread interest, perhaps less well-known is that a portion of the lending program was being powered by an innovative serverless solution, which resulted in Four Points receiving the 2020 “Most Customer Obsession – Mission” award from AWS Public Sector.
“What’s interesting about Lender Gateway is that it’s the first application we’ve built from scratch in a totally serverless capacity,” said Ryan Hillard (pictured, right), system developer at SBA. “When we’re launching a system, we need to know that that system will not go down, no matter how much traffic it receives or how many requests it has to handle. We leaned on services like AWS Lambda, S3, DynamoDB, all …

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‘Cloud bard’ Forrest Brazeal pinpoints failure and celebrates success in cloud native evolution

‘cloud bard’ forrest brazeal pinpoints failure and celebrates success in cloud native evolution

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There is a right way and a wrong way to run a business in the cloud. Forrest Brazeal (pictured) has songs, cartoons and even a soon-to-be-released book on the subject to prove it.
Brazeal, the “cloud bard” for training company A Cloud Guru, spent years working with enterprises on cloud adoption and is an advocate and contributor as a “Hero” in the Amazon Web Services Inc. serverless community.
That’s his day job. The rest of his time is occupied finding novel and innovative ways to deliver an important message: Cloud native technology may be abstract, but it doesn’t have to be difficult.
“I’m passionate about helping people figure out how to take that next step, not to be stuck or get into a state where they are, but to get up the serverless ladder, to that next stage of cloud native adoption,” Brazeal said. “Everybody has an intuitive understanding of why a doctor exists or why a lawyer exists. It’s a little bit harder to get your head around: Why does a cloud architect exist, what do they build?”
Brazeal spoke with Stu Miniman, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, in a new episode …

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Edited Transcript of NET.N earnings conference call or presentation 6-Aug-20 9:00pm GMT

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Q2 2020 Cloudflare Inc Earnings CallSAN FRANCISCO Aug 7, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Cloudflare Inc earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 9:00:00pm GMTTEXT version of Transcript================================================================================Corporate Participants================================================================================* Jayson NolandCloudflare, Inc. – Head of IR* Matthew PrinceCloudflare, Inc. – Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO* Thomas Josef SeifertCloudflare, Inc. – CFO================================================================================Conference Call Participants================================================================================* Alexander HendersonNeedham & Company, LLC, Research Division – Senior Analyst* Brent John ThillJefferies LLC, Research Division – Equity Analyst* Drew Elizabeth GlaeserJPMorgan Chase & Co, Research Division – Research Analyst* James Dennis BreenWilliam Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division – Communication Services Analyst* James Edward FishPiper Sandler & Co., Research Division – VP & Senior Research Analyst* Joseph P. GoodwinJMP Securities LLC, Research Division – VP & Equity Research Analyst* Matthew George HedbergRBC Capital Markets, Research Division – Analyst* Philip Alan WinslowWells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division – Senior Analyst* Shaul EyalOppenheimer & Co. Inc., Research Division – MD & Senior Analyst================================================================================Presentation——————————————————————————–Operator [1]——————————————————————————–Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Cloudflare Q2 2020 Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions)I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today, Jayson Noland, Head of Investor Relations. Thank you. Please go ahead.——————————————————————————–Jayson Noland, Cloudflare, Inc. – Head of …

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This $30 virtual course teaches you the ins and outs of AWS

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This bundle helps you master the IT world by going through how AWS works.

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TL;DR: Work on your IT skills with the Complete AWS E-Book and Video Course bundle for $29.99, a 95% savings as of Aug. 6.

When you’re looking for answers online, you’re likely looking towards “the cloud.” And when it comes to the cloud, a massive amount of companies use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to satisfy their computing needs. The world’s most popular websites and applications – Netflix, Facebook, and Twitter, to name a few — utilize AWS to store the massive amounts of information our online profiles have amassed over time. Whether your small company seeks expansion opportunities or you’re looking to work at a major web platform, every IT professional should be familiar with how AWS works.
If you’re looking to make sense of all that AWS has to offer, the Complete AWS E-Book and Video Course Bundle is an effective way to learn the ropes at your own pace. The ten-course bundle will allow you …

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20 Years of Edge Computing – Security Boulevard

20 years of edge computing – security boulevard

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How long will you wait for something? That depends on what you’re waiting for, of course. But in your daily interactions, think about how many “things” you interact with where you expect the response to be instantaneous – tapping on mobile apps, logging in and transacting with a retailer or a bank, selecting and viewing content on a streaming media device, interacting with a connected device like a light, doorbell, or even a car, or checking in for a train or flight. These are all services that require real-time processing of information, at massive scale, and are examples of where edge computing can make the difference between a great experience and a really frustrating one by bringing processing closer to devices and data.Edge computing is not a new idea, just one that for decades was ahead of the market’s ability to fully appreciate it. High-speed trading or optimizing and localizing services at branch offices are two long-standing examples of pushing business logic closer to where the action is. Modern technology adds use cases including enabling faster decisions for connected cars and other IoT devices or improving network processing speeds with 5G. At the most basic level, edge computing …

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