I tried AWS Serverless monitoring using Dashbird – here’s my honest review

By Dustin Ward

Disclaimer: This article was written by BK Lim, Co-founder of Interviewer.AI, and originally published on Medium. The information provided is solely based on his personal usage and opinion on the Dashbird platform. tl;dr Using Dashbird.io allows us to monitor our AWS Serverless resources better and helps us nailed down on specific errors quickly and more…

8 tricks to use S3 more effectively with Python

By Dustin Ward

AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) is by far the most popular service on AWS. The simplicity and scalability of S3 made it a go-to platform not only for storing objects, but also to host them as static websites, serve ML models, provide backup functionality, and so much more. It became the simplest solution for event-driven…

Monitoring serverless applications with AWS CloudWatch alarms

By Dustin Ward

Running any application in production assumes reliable monitoring to be in place and serverless applications are no exception. As modern cloud applications get more and more distributed and complex, the challenge of monitoring availability, performance, and cost get increasingly difficult. Unfortunately, there isn’t much offered right out of the box from cloud providers. Although you can’t fully…

I built a crypto monitoring app with serverless – this is how

By Dustin Ward

In this article, I will explain how I built COINDATAX, a cryptocurrency analytics platform to help investors analyze the market, and explain why we choose to go serverless. I will also explain our biggest pain points with AWS Lambda, and how Dashbird helped us with Lambda performance monitoring. Why serverless? When my co-founder and I decided…

10x development speed with local serverless debugging

By Dustin Ward

In this article you’ll find out how to 10x your development speed with local serverless debugging.  Questions such as “what happens when you scale your application into millions of requests?”, “what to expect when going serverless?”, “how does it look like?”, or “how is it to build applications on serverless and work locally?” will be…

Can we solve serverless cold starts?

By Dustin Ward

As everything good in life, serverless also comes with its downsides. One of them is the infamous “cold start”. In this article, we’ll cover what they are, what influences serverless startup latency, and how to mitigate its impacts in our applications. What is a cold start? Cold start refers to the state our function when…