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

Writing a Serverless Slack Bot

This week we have a guest post from Rick Measham, as Software Development Manager and Technology Team Leader at MessageMedia. Introduction Twenty years ago, I wrote my first automated chatbot. It hosted a trivia channel on IRC — the massive public chat network popular through the 90s and early 2000s. It asked a question, assessed […]

Bec Martin
June 18, 2019

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

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

A DevOps Engineer’s life! A quick, cheap and serverless website…..S3/CloudFront/Route53

I recently got asked if I can get a temporary webpage up which can display static content for a few days. The main site had moved to a different URL and we needed to display a page (not redirect which you can via S3 as well by the way) so anyone opening the URL should […]

Anshumali Sharma
October 20, 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