Posts marked with “aws”

Serverless PHP With Bref, Part One

by · May 9, 2019

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In recent years, a different way to build applications has arisen called serverless computing. This term is not a good name; I’m reminded of the adage that there are two hard problems in programming: naming things, cache invalidation, and off-by-one errors. Serverless computing as a name implies no servers, but there are servers—you don’t think about them though. A better way to think about it is that the servers and the management of them are abstracted away and the provider manages the allocation of resources, not the application architect.

 

Serverless PHP With Bref, Part One

by · May 2, 2019

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In recent years, a different way to build applications has arisen called serverless computing. This term is not a good name; I’m reminded of the adage that there are two hard problems in programming: naming things, cache invalidation, and off-by-one errors. Serverless computing as a name implies no servers, but there are servers—you don’t think about them though. A better way to think about it is that the servers and the management of them are abstracted away and the provider manages the allocation of resources, not the application architect. In this article, I’m going to walk through how to use Lambda with PHP to execute a function.

 

Moving a Monolith to AWS

by · May 1, 2018

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Cloud technology can give applications greater flexibility, but it can be more complicated to maintain, especially for a monolithic legacy application. However, with a few tweaks, even older codebases can run in the cloud. Let’s take a look at how an older application which needs to scale can benefit from running in the cloud.