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Serverless on LocalStack

I’ve recently had occasion to start writing a series of services on the AWS stack using the Serverless Framework. Serverless is a great framework, but I really don’t like having to deploy stuff to AWS to test DynamoboDB streams, SQS queues, etc. That’s where LocalStack comes in. LocalStack lets you host an entire AWS ecosystem locally so you can test “all the things” without actually deploying anything. LocalStack works great, but I discovered there are a few undocumented things that you’ll need to know to get your stuff working correctly locally. Read more...

Posted: Mon, Aug 23, 2021, Words: ~700, Reading Time: 3 min

Daddy Status Page

A common problem for my wife and daughter since I started working from home more and more was knowing when I was on a conference call. My office has a glass door and the hallway behind it leads upstairs and to the master bedroom, so my family — understandably — likes to know if they’ll be on camera or not when they walk past. It’s also handy for them to know when they can ask me a question verbally rather than having to send me a text message from the room next door. Read more...

Posted: Mon, Jul 31, 2017, Words: ~500, Reading Time: 3 min