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Converting to Asynchronous Code Using IIFE

I have not seen too much written about IIFEs in Javascript, but I think that they are a super useful tool for converting chunks of synchronous code to excute asyncronously....

Creating Your Own Canary For An API

A while ago I was looking into using AWS Synthetics to create a canary to measure/track uptime of an API and make sure that I was one of the first...

CloudFormation Exports and Imports

When writing Cloudformation templates, there is a way to reference a common piece of infrastructure without having to pass it in through a parameter or a hard-coded value. That method...

CloudFormation for Serverless API Development

When I was first learning about AWS lambda and API Gateway (serverless), I spent quite a bit of time searching around for help and template snippets to help me build...

CloudFormation Mappings and Conditions

I have been trying to learn more about CloudFormation to make it easier to set up the infrastructure I manage. Two fun pieces of functionality that I have been using...

Writing GraphQL Resolvers

I have been working with and writing GraphQL APIs for a couple months now, and I feel like I have gotten a good grasp on the basics. I’ve been trying...