Danielle Heberling

Software Engineer

Serverless *Can* be for Everyone - Let's Build it that Way

December 23, 20196 min read

Serverless can bring opportunities by making DevOps more accessible to folks new to the industry. It can also bring opportunities to folks already in the industry that want to spend more time focusing on adding business value. But many technologists, seasoned or otherwise, hear a…

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Real Time Interactions with Websockets

November 19, 20195 min read

Photo by Quino Al on Unsplash The Problem I was working on a web application that allows users to upload plain text files and translate that text into another language (with the caveat that the inbound and outbound languages are supported by AWS Translate). The frontend talks to…

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AWS Amplify Review

November 06, 20195 min read

Photo by Kevin Ku on Unsplash Recently, I’ve been playing around with AWS Amplify. Wanted to share some thoughts in case anyone is interested in exploring this ecosystem. Disclaimer that these are my opinions and experiences. You may have a different one. This is ok. Why Did I Do…

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The Secret Lives of Failed SQS Messages

September 18, 20195 min read

Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash A common pattern in serverless architecture is to have a queue before a function. This is great because you can create a second queue for all of the messages that failed in the function execution (or, if we want to put it in terms that don’t…

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