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Expert Interview with Kyle Galbraith

Kyle Galbraith is a software engineering manager for Zapproved, a company that’s changing the way large enterprises handle some of their most expensive legal needs. You may recognize his name from our guide to creating a serverless contact form, or perhaps he has even answered a question of yours on Twitter. Kyle is a diehard

How the North Pole Migrated to the Cloud: Episode 3

Earlier this week, we showed you some major problems with the North Pole’s infrastructure. Like we said, Santa may not be the most tech-savvy CEO, but he’s no fool. He recognized many of these problems after struggling to meet delivery goals last Christmas, but wasn’t sure where to start fixing them. His CTO, Alby Snowball,

How the North Pole Migrated to the Cloud: Episode 2

Earlier this week, we talked about Santa’s infrastructure troubles, but we might have undersold just how bad things used to be. In episode 2 of our series on the North Pole’s upgrade to AWS infrastructure, we want to start at the very beginning. Let’s talk about Santa’s old workshop, and how operations used to run.

How the North Pole Migrated to the Cloud: Episode 1

Last Christmas, Santa Claus cut present delivery times WAY too close. He was able to fulfill all the children’s wishlists (the nice ones, anyway), but by the time he got to the end of his route, the sun was starting to come up and he almost got caught while climbing up the chimney on several

AWS re:Invent 2017 Keynote – Werner Vogels

This morning, Werner Vogels, the CTO of Amazon Web Services, took to the stage for the third and final keynote speech at re:Invent. While there weren’t as many announcements as in yesterday’s keynote, Werner offered insights into the future of cloud architecture. Here are the highlights in case you couldn’t make the live stream. If

AWS re:Invent 2017 Keynote – Andy Jassy

If your head is spinning after Andy Jassy’s re:Invent Keynote this morning, don’t worry – you’re not the only one. AWS announced nearly two dozen major features and services today, and this list includes some real game changers. This morning’s presentation was one of the biggest events of the conference, but it did fall during

AWS re:Invent 2017 Keynote – Peter DeSantis

Day two of AWS re:Invent is officially in the books (not counting the afterparties). The night was capped off with Tuesday Night Live, a keynote speech by Peter DeSantis, the VP of Global Infrastructure at AWS. As Peter mentioned at the beginning of his talk, he wasn’t able to come through with beers for the

AWS AppSync – real-time data queries with GraphQL

We’re only on day two of re:Invent 2017, and Amazon has already made another huge announcement: AWS AppSync. Mobile app development has come a long way since the advent of the smartphone. Real-time data syncing is hugely important to the social component common to most mobile apps, and that’s being achieved through the cloud. But