• AWS Lambda with Serverless Framework and Java/Maven - Part 3

    In this final post of the series on Java-based Serverless Lambda API, we will invoke the Transactions API using the Amazon API Gateway.

    Serverless Blog

    As Lambda is evented, the HTTP endpoints exposed via the Amazon API Gateway will act as the event to trigger the function synchronously. If you have been following the earlier two posts, by the end of this post you will be comfortable building RESTful APIs using AWS Lambda, Java, DynamoDB (or any persistence layer), API Gateway - all put together using simple configuration in Serverless Framework.

    Read on →

  • AWS Lambda with Serverless Framework and Java/Maven - Part 2

    We continue to build our Lambda functions beyond the Hello World that we saw in the previous post. Our end goal is to build an API, and make it available via Amazon API Gateway. We will build the foundation of our Lambda-API-Gateway set up in this tutorial. We will also set up DynamoDB. Feel free to replace DynamoDB with any persistance layer, or even a mock.

    Read on →

  • Fish and iTerm2

    So, out of boredom, I decided to upgrade my shell and terminal to something closer to 2017, instead of living in the early 90s. Clearly I’e been using bash all these years - mostly on Ubuntu and lately on OSX. But I’ve always been lazy and complacent with the terminal. I’ve always wanted to set up fish - Friendly Interactive SHell. for it’s git integration, and very rich interaction. Sure, all of this can be done on bash or zsh but I hate configuration, and combing hundreds of git repos for bashfiles and find what works for me.

    While at fish, I also decided to upgrade the default Mac terminal to iTerm2. This led me to a journey through installing fonts all the way to picking up the theme that works for me. But again, no configuration to mess with.

    Read on →

  • Using localstack with AWS CLI

    Localstack is a really useful project by Atlassian, which allows for local development using the AWS cloud stack. In other words, it is a Mock AWS Stack with support for many of the infrastructure commonly coded against. This post is a quick and handy gist of using AWS command line to work with localstack for S3, SNS, SQS, and DynamoDB.

    Read on →

  • SparkJava Maven Archetype with .war generation

    Spark Java is a Java 8 based lightweight framework which I highly recommend for writing APIs. It is so simple that it comes with an embedded jetty. However, in real world production you’d want to run it in an external container like Tomcat, JBoss, or Jetty (external), etc. I found a SparkJava Hello World archetype, however, it uses the embedded jetty. I was able to fork the repo and add .war support to it.

    The fork is here

    This post walks through the usage.

    Read on →