Platform teams are commonly created to provide a single place for fixing common problems. An example could be: linking your cloud’s account to the organization’s single-sign-on environment. This solution creates efficiency, you will not spend money on the same task over and over again. In many companies, this is a…

Timestream hit general availability last year September. A timeseries database as a serverless offering was something I was really looking forward to. This blog covers my first experiences using this database offering.

AWS Timestream’s offering

Amazon Timestream is a new time series database for IoT, edge, and operational applications that can scale to…

Light trails are captured as time moves by.

This article offers a way to create a windowed snapshot of your data in DynamoDB. This is a solution to create a historized view of your table state.

AWS offers great Serverless tools to create an event-full real-time platform. A common pattern is to use message busses like Eventbridge, Kinesis…

Managing SES using CDK writing infrastructure proved incomplete. I used CDK custom resources to activate an SES ruleset. Read about the background of my problem or jump right to the solution chapter.

Some background on managing SES with CDK

Recently I needed to create a solution involving an SES-based email inbox. SES is a great tool to…

Spreadsheets are at the core of every small business to large enterprise. You can walk into any office to ask about where people keep a record of ‘x's, and you will likely hear, ‘we have an Excel sheet for that’. This article shows an approach on how to deal with them using AWS Honeycode!

The digitization or automation of a process using packaged software or custom software is very expensive. Even worse, we sometimes don’t get it right, and sometimes even the second time we try it. That’s why our industry has gotten agile ways of improving this process. …

Serverless technology offers competing time to market, better performance scalability, best-in-class platform technology, financial scalability, and a better platform for experimentation and innovation.

Next time if somebody mentions low-code, please also consider this to be an excellent opportunity to choose a Serverless technology stack!

In the software industry trends come and go. Some trends are more like cycles that repeat themselves. Like the discussion on packaged software versus custom software. Every ten years…

If you are doing a lot of IoT messaging in AWS, chances are you are using AWS’s IOT Core. At this point, the support of IoT Rules is missing on topics of Cloudwatch logs and Timestream rules. Timestream is a really new offering so it makes sense the API has not caught up with integrating with this product.

However, it’s awful that something as fundamental to AWS as Cloudwatch has such limited support. You can define an action to write metrics to Cloudwatch using the API though. It’s writing logs that are missing from CDK’s API. …

Kevin van Ingen

Software delivery and cloud enthousiast

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