Category: Blog

Adding Authorization to a GraphQL API

Authorization is the mechanism that controls who can do what on which resource in an application and it is a critical part of an application. In this post, I’ll be illustrating how to set up authorization in a GraphQL API using a custom directive and Oso, an open-source authorization library.

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Cross Account RDS Snapshotting Automation Leveraging Pilot Light DR Strategy

An automated solution in a cost effective way to have RDS snapshots shared on a timed schedule with different AWS accounts in order to centrally manage the data also in a different location. The solution mainly caters for standing an infrastructure and bringing the system back to continue the operations for the business continuity within the approved RPO and RTO when any of the disaster events kicks in.

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Fast Feedback 101 [DevOps Series]

Today, I’m going to talk about fast feedback, what it is, why it’s important, and walk through an example of how we made it happen in one of our own projects.

As I write this, I’m currently waiting for a Cloudformation script update to deploy a lambda version of a product to a development environment. This is an implementation of Infrastructure as Code, where code stored in version control defines how we build, deploy, and run our product. There’s just one problem.

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CloudWatch Lambda Insights

Well Architected Serverless – AWS Lambda PowerTools for Python

The AWS Lambda PowerTools for Python is an open source framework library that assists in building well-architected serverless applications. It implements a number of observability best practices across the three core observability pillars: logging, metrics, and tracing. In this post, we’ll take a sample serverless application and implement a number of observability best practices using the AWS Lambda PowerTools.

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CloudWatch Lambda Insights

Well Architected Serverless – Enabling CloudWatch Lambda Insights

CloudWatch Lambda Insights is a monitoring and troubleshooting solution for serverless applications running on AWS Lambda. It collects, aggregates, and summarises system-level metrics including CPU time, memory, disk, and network. It also collects, aggregates, and summarises diagnostic information such as cold starts and Lambda worker shutdowns to help you troubleshoot health and performance issues with your Lambda functions.

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How to Extend IAM’s Switch Role Limit using AWS Extend Switch Roles

In this blog post, I will be highlighting a browser extension that I have found to be extremely beneficial in managing access to multiple AWS Cloud Accounts. Introducing AWS Extend Switch Roles, a browser extension that allows users to switch between roles and customize its appearance all through the tool’s configuration window.

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