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Jean-Klaas Gunnink

DevOps Engineer living in Perth, Western Austalia


Improving reliability, stability and user experience with a serverless app using AWS Lambda and SQS

Implementing a queueing system for serverless workloads to provide a fast, responsive user experience and improve stability and reliability on the way.

Jean-Klaas Gunnink

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A short while ago, I wrote about how I converted my Ruby on Rails application over to a serverless architecture reducing my need for running a server with a rails app, relational database and so forth. Something I completely forgot about was the side worker I had implemented using Sidekiq - a gem created to handle processing tasks. Given I was serving static content out of my S3 bucket, and the processing was a lambda that would be fired each time a user ran, I didn’t think that it would…

Jean-Klaas Gunnink

3 minute read

In the quest to move everything to a pay-what-you-use model and maintaining my enthusiasm for serverless, I was inspired by Nathan’s post over on DevOpStar about creating a chatbot using Facebook’s messenger platform. With my past as a town planner, I’ve been wanting to mix my two skills with programming/devops and town planning to help make the community better for a while, but been struggling to find some inspiration for an idea.

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AWS and GCP certified engineer living in Perth, Western Australia