Hackers and Slackers

Serverless

Implementations of “serverless” architecture including Lambda functions, Docker containers, Google Cloud functions, Kubernetes, Heroku, etc.

MongoDB Cloud: "Backend as a Service" with Atlas & Stitch

MongoDB's silent transformation from an open-source database to enterprise cloud provider

Unless you've been living under a rock (or only visit this site via work-related Google Searches, like most people) you've probably heard me drone on here and there about MongoDB Atlas and MongoDB Stitch. I even went so far as

NoSQL Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Nov 15
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Create a REST API Endpoint Using AWS Lambda

Use Python and MySQL to Build an Endpoint

Now that you know your way around API Gateway, you have the power to create vast collections of endpoints. If only we could get those endpoints to actually receive and return some stuff.

We'll create a GET function which will

AWS Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Oct 29
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Deploy Application Containers with GCP App Engine

Doing everything to avoid server configuration or any mild discomfort.

We've been on a bit of a tear lately on Google Cloud lately (or at least I have) , and I have no desire to stop any time soon. I probably should though...  our own analytics show that half our viewers

Google Cloud Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Oct 25
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Creating Google Cloud Functions Running Python 3.7

GCP scores another victory by trivializing serverless functions

The more I explore Google Cloud's endless catalog of cloud services, the more I really like Google Cloud. This is why before moving forward, I'd like to be transparent that this blog has become little more than thinly veiled Google

Google Cloud Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Oct 18
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Postgres as a Google Cloud Service

Deep Dive into Cloud SQL and its out-of-the-box API

Well folks, I have a confession to make. I've been maintaining an affair with two lovers. That's right; they're none other than Postgres, and Google Cloud. While such polygamy may be shunned by the masses, I believe that somehow, some

Google Cloud Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Aug 10
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Starting a Flask Application, ft. Heroku

Ease-of-use framework: meet ease-of-use platform

We all knew it would only be a matter of time before a blog full of Python junkies would touch on Python's fastest growing framework. Staying true to all that is Pythonic, Flask is a gift to developers who value

Flask Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Jul 08
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Using Pandas with AWS Lambda Functions

Forcefully use the Pandas library in your AWS Lambda functions

In one corner we have Pandas: Python's beloved data analysis library. In the other, AWS: the unstoppable cloud provider we're obligated to use for all eternity. We should have know this day would come.

While not the prettiest workflow, uploaded

AWS Author imageTodd Birchard Author imagetodd Jun 21
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