Lambda Go Starter Project

Serverless development allows deploying low-cost, low-maintenance applications. Go is an ever-more popular language for developing backend applications. With first rate support both in AWS Lambda and GCP Cloud Functions, Go is an excellent choice for serverless development. Unfortunately, setting up a flexible infrastructure and efficient deployment pipelines for Serverless applications is not always easy. Especially … Continue reading Lambda Go Starter Project

Deploy Java Lambda using SAM and Buildkite

I've recently covered how to deploy a Node JS based Lambda using SAM and Buildkite. I would say that this should cover most use cases, since I believe a majority of AWS Lambdas are implemented with JavaScript. However, Lambda supports many more programming languages than just JavaScript and one of the more important ones among … Continue reading Deploy Java Lambda using SAM and Buildkite

Deploy Lambda using SAM and Buildkite

One of the many good things about Lambdas on AWS is that they are quite easy to deploy. Simply speaking, all that one requires is a zip file of an application that then can be uploaded using an API call. Things unfortunately quickly become more complicated, especially if the Lambda depends on other resources on … Continue reading Deploy Lambda using SAM and Buildkite

Setting up Continuous Deployment with Lerna and Buildkite

Buildkite is a great tool for running multi-step build and deployment pipelines. Lerna is a tool for managing multiple JavaScript packages within one git repository. Given that both Lerna and Buildkite are quite popular, it is surprising how difficult it is to set up a basic build and deployment with these tools. It is very … Continue reading Setting up Continuous Deployment with Lerna and Buildkite

Configuring an initd Service for node_exporter

I recently wrote an article showing how to configure Prometheus and Grafana for easy metrics collection. In that article, I assumed that the system which should be monitored would use the systemd approach for defining services. I now had to set up the node_exporter utility on a system which uses the initd approach. Thus, I … Continue reading Configuring an initd Service for node_exporter

Setting up Prometheus and Grafana for CentOS / RHEL 7 Monitoring

As mentioned in my previous post, I have long been looking for a centralised solution for collecting logs and monitoring metrics. I think my search was unsuccessful since I was looking for too many things in one solution. Instead I found now two separate solutions, one for log management (using Graylog) and one for metrics … Continue reading Setting up Prometheus and Grafana for CentOS / RHEL 7 Monitoring

Free Cloud-based Log and Metrics Management Solutions

I have been looking around for a while for a cloud-based service which allows collecting logs and metrics and analysing them. I am particularly interested in a solution which can be deployed for free for smaller applications/amounts of data. Here are some of the solutions I came across: Loggly Store and analyse logs and metrics … Continue reading Free Cloud-based Log and Metrics Management Solutions