I’ve been thinking about this topic a lot lately when bringing EventBridge’s EventBus into some applications. On the current projects I’m working on with existing code, I’ve said 100 times, if EventBridge existed when I started them, I wouldn’t have so much SNS->SQS based code lying around. But such is life when working in evolving tech. Enter the EventBus Mesh
Subscribe SNS to EventBridge Pipes
Legacy Serverless to New Serverless
I’ve been thinking and working hard on how I can start to introduce EventBridge and Pipes into some of my existing applications. Unfortunately, I have SNS in front of a lot of my service code and you can’t natively subscribe SNS to EventBridge Pipes. So I’ve started pondering this idea of how to integrate Legacy Serverless Applications into an ecosystem as new features are developed with more modern Serverless concepts. What I really want is a way to connect SNS to EventBridge Pipes.
BatchGetItem with Golang
I haven’t had to use the Batch API a great deal over the past few years. When thinking more on it, it’s not that I have anything against the API, it is just that I never had a reason to work with it. However, over the past couple of months I saw that I’d used it twice in a project and with good success. My Golang and DynamoDB content has been doing well so I figured there might be some appetite for this one. And with all that said, I wrote this article highlighting how to use DynamoDB’s BatchGetItem with Golang.
Streaming DynamoDB to EventBridge Pipes
There is a real push and thought process around moving as much of your boilerplate code up into your serverless cloud components as possible. By streaming DynamoDB to EventBridge Pipes, you can move a large chunk of that boilerplate into the cloud. The thinking is that for things that really don’t differentiate your solution, why not let your cloud provider take care of that for you. Their integrations are well tested, highly scalable and highly available and can be more cost effective as you don’t waste CPU cycles on things like
- Error handling
- Data transformation
- Event management
All of those things “could” be done say in a container or in a Lambda but again, why pay the cycles, write all of this code over and over and over when you can push it up as configuration and as a part of your CDK or SAM code that handles the deployments
As usual, if you want to skip straight to a working sample, here’s the Github repository. Feel free to pull it and then run
cdk deploy npx ts-node bin/app.ts and off you go.
Extending and Customizing the JWT from Cognito via AWS Lambda using Go
I’ve been working a lot lately with Cognito and User Pools in AWS as I’ve been wanting to migrate and existing app into a serverless Identity and Access provider. The promise of Cognito is this “Implement secure, frictionless customer identity and access management that scales” – AWS
Honestly there are so many identity providers out there. This article won’t go into the alternatives and other options out there but will specifically touch upon something that I know was a big question for me when I started with Cognito which was, “how can I customize the private claims in a token?”. So let’s discuss that a little further
As usual, if you want to skip straight to code, feel free to jump over to the repository here