Managing API documentation over multiple teams

In organisations that produce SaaS products with public APIs, there is sometimes complex interplay between who is responsible for what ultimately becomes public-facing API documentation. At MessageMedia, some of our APIs have had multiple developers involved in the creation of the documentation before it becomes public-facing, at which point the Developer Relations team is responsible for […]

Bec Martin
September 12, 2019

An Introduction to AWS Step Functions

This is a guest blog from Lini Abraham, an Automation Test Analyst at MessageMedia. Lini is working as a QA Engineer in MessageMedia.She is curious to learn and experiment new technologies. Working in a highly ambitious and flexible team has enabled her to work on development tasks along with testing. She also loves travelling and exploring new […]

Bec Martin
April 18, 2019

Collecting feedback using MessageMedia’s Feedback App

Conferences are great places to educate ourselves about what’s hot in the industry, upcoming trends and networking with industry peers. Australian conferences and speakers have improved significantly over the last few years. This is largely due to the feedback shared by developers on social media, surveys, and rating cards at events. While helpful, they are […]

Ibrahim Tareq
December 14, 2018

AWS Lambda – Serverless Superhero

Serverless computing is a topic that has been brewing quite a lot of buzz in the industry. But something extraordinary happened when Serverless computing met Event-driven computing. It led to the birth of Lambda.  Now wait a second. What are all these buzzwords? What the heck do they even mean?   Basics To understand Lambdas, […]

Ibrahim Tareq
May 02, 2018

AWS Parameter Store Quick Start

I’ve seen a few different ways of storing secrets and parameter values for deployments. Some include puppet, storing on S3 and DynamoDB. But look no further, AWS have a service called AWS Parameter Store which allows you to store parameter values, encrypt them if required and even audit changes to parameters. So let’s see how […]

Dilanka Dharmawardena
February 15, 2018

Quick Install Guide to ELK on AWS EC2

This one is for anyone out there who wants to setup their own, all-in-one ELK stack server on AWS. The powers of ElasticSearch, Logstash and Kibana combined creates the ELK stack. ELK is used for parsing, sorting and storing logs. The best part is the software is free. The aim of the article is for you to get your […]

Dilanka Dharmawardena
October 29, 2017

Lambda, API Gateway, Python based API Endpoint!

When I wrote my last article,  A quick, cheap and serverless website…..S3/CloudFront/Route53, someone asked me that even though I am paying $2 a month, that money is still money and if the website isn’t used, you will still pay! Which is true as AWS charges you for data stored in S3 bucket. To go a […]

Anshumali Sharma
October 29, 2017

Query ALB logs via SQL

AWS Athena Serverless Interactive Query Service With the news of AWS Athena available in Sydney, instead of just sharing it (which is good as well by the way), I thought I will use the functionality to solve a use case. Athena is a serverless query service that allows you to analyse data stored in Amazon S3 using […]

Anshumali Sharma
October 02, 2017