AWS Lambda aka Node.js meets IFTTT as a service!

Amazon Lambda was announced last November at re:Invent and billed as “an event-driven computing service for dynamic applications”. What does that mean? AWS will run a chunk of JavaScript (i.e., Lambda function) whenever one of the following events occurs: a table is updated in Amazon DynamoDB…

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Wrestle Your NoSQL Data with DynamoDB

I'm at gluecon all this week hanging out with cool guys like James Governor (Redmonk) and Pat Patterson (salesforce.com) and listening to some great cloud, mobile, APIs, and big data presentations! If you are in the Denver area you should definitely attend gluecon (it was #awesome last year) and…

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Guest Blogger on Amazon's Web Services Blog

So yesterday I was a guest blogger on Amazon's Web Services blog highlighting the results of our CloudSpokes challenge Build an #Awesome Demo with Amazon DynamoDB. We featured 5 applications built by the CloudSpokes community with DynamoDB including videos, demo URLs and source code. Check out the AWS post for…

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Scale Java Applications with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Amazon just announced AWS Elastic Beanstalk, an even easier way for you to quickly deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud. AWS Elastic Beanstalk will make it even easier for you to create, deploy, and operate web applications at any scale. The first release of Elastic Beanstalk is built…

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My EC2 Instance is up!

I finally got around to getting my EC2 instance up and running. I debated upon using an Open BlueDragon, Windows 2003 or Railo AMI. I finally decided upon the Railo image after a collegue (you know who you are) spoke highly about Railo. I found a really good tutorial on…

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