Google Cloud Functions vs. AWS Lambda: Fight for serverless cloud domination begins

A not entirely fair comparison between alpha-release Google Cloud Functions and mature AWS Lambda: My insights into the game-changing future of serverless clouds. Serverless computing lands on Google Cloud: Welcome to Google Cloud Functions Update: The open beta of Google Cloud Functions was launched in March 2017. The comparison table has been updated accordingly. The alpha..

Zappa! or How to go serverless with Django and never look back

Maybe you’ve heard all the buzz about serverless technology? It offers the promise of never again spending time on webserver configuration, meddling with permissions, just the pure joy of developing your web app and leaving all the heavy lifting to your cloud vendor. Pretty cool, eh? However,  you’re not ready to forsake the blissful ergonomy..

How to write GraphQL Apps using AWS Lambda

At present, most backends/APIs are dominated by a REST architecture, which allows us to create and access data in a structured manner. This approach has solved a lot of the issues that we previously faced regarding routes, resources, naming conventions, accessibility, etc. But this is 2017, and data is not requested from a single client or..

Mobile testing with AWS: Using AWS Device Farm

AWS Device Farm is a testing service for mobile app developers using Android, iOS, or Amazon Fire OS apps. Announced at the regional AWS Summit in New York City in July 2015, AWS Device Farm allows developers to simultaneously test applications on a wide range of devices including smartphones, tablets and more, in the cloud…

HashiCorp Vault: How to secure secrets inside microservices

Whether you are a developer or a system administrator, you will have to manage the issue of sharing “secrets” or secure information. In this context, a secret is any sensitive information that should be protected. For example, if lost or stolen,  your passwords, database credentials, or cloud provider keys could damage your business. Safe storage and sharing..

Microsoft Azure Hands-on Labs now available at Cloud Academy!

One of the key takeaways from what we learned about how enterprises are using Cloud Academy is that it is a multi-cloud world. We are seeing more and more large enterprises going multi-cloud, and our mission is to give them the right training to help their teams build solutions in the cloud, on several vendors. In..

What is Puppet? A new course to get you started

When it comes to building and configuring IT infrastructure, especially across dozens or even thousands of servers, developers need tools that automate and streamline this process. Enter Puppet. Released in 2005, Puppet is one of the leading DevOps tools for automating delivery and operation of software “no matter where it runs.” In our new course,..