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Gareth McCumskey

Gareth has been a web developer since the early nouties and a Serverless developer for three years. Now he is working to educate and help as many developers as possible get to grips with Serverless and build awesome software.

news - 03.12.19
Provisioned Concurrency: What it is and how to use it with the Serverless Framework
If you were trying to use Lambda in a use case that was very latency sensitive, cold starts were probably your greatest concern. AWS has heard the concerns

written by Gareth McCumskey

news - 02.12.19
All the Serverless announcements at re:Invent 2019
Not at AWS re:Invent? That's ok; we're compiling all the most important serverless announcements and updates. Updating live all week.

written by Gareth McCumskey

guides & tutorials - 31.10.19
Running cron jobs in the cloud - Amazon EC2 vs AWS Lambda
In this article, we compare Amazon EC2 and AWS Lambda for running cron jobs in AWS and offer guidance for when to choose which of the two.

written by Gareth McCumskey

guides & tutorials - 23.10.19
Creating, monitoring, and testing cron jobs on AWS
In this article we walk you through how to create a cron job on AWS using AWS Lambda and Serverless Framework and how to get the right alerts and security measures in place.

written by Gareth McCumskey

guides & tutorials - 02.08.19
Secrets Management for AWS Powered Serverless Applications
Storing application secrets in serverless applications is a hot topic that provokes many (often contradictory) opinions on how to manage them right.

written by Gareth McCumskey

news - 11.07.19
Plugins Support Program
With the importance of plugins to the Serverless ecosystem, we had to find a way to thank our community and offer our support

written by Gareth McCumskey

guides & tutorials - 02.07.19
How to Create a Serverless GraphQL API for MySQL, Postgres and Aurora
Learn how you can build a serverless GraphQL API for MySQL, Postgres and Aurora DB.

written by Gareth McCumskey

guides & tutorials - 25.06.19
Serverless Microservices in a Team
How do we build Serverless microservices as a team?

written by Gareth McCumskey

guides & tutorials - 30.05.19
Serverless Local Development
We're building serverless applications as collections of serverless microservices dependant on cloud infrastructure. So how do we develop locally?

written by Gareth McCumskey

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