Posts Tagged: Amazon

4 Mantras for Designing Scalable APIs

Scalability might be a buzzword, but there’s reason for that — it can define both early adoption and future success, as well as a variety of points and approaches along the lifespan of a product. That being said, it’s also often poorly implemented. Read more

The Benefits of a Serverless API Backend

Imagine if your backend had no infrastructure. No permanent server, nowhere for your API to call home. Sounds a bit bleak, doesn’t it? As it turns out, serverless backends could be the next big thing for implementing truly scalable cloud architecture. Read more

Virtual Assistants Harness Third Party Developer Power

In a recent article we talked about home automation and the concept of virtual assistants. Although Amazon’s Alexa is one of the most exciting virtual assistants (VAs) around, she’s still not the best known; that honor has to go to Apple’s Siri, who is currently undergoing some big changes. Read more

Creating a Hubot for the AWS API Gateway

Creating a Hubot Script for the AWS API Gateway

In our post on ChatOps bot frameworks we discussed Hubot and how this widely forked project is a readily extensible mechanism for creating your own ChatOps bots. In this post we take a look at building such an extension in the form of a Hubot to help administer the Amazon API Gateway. Read more

APIs Are Breaking the Barriers to Smart Home Automation

Last year we hit a milestone. We’re not talking here about landmark deals on climate change or the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but rather that we passed the date that marked “the future” in Back To The Future II. Much has been made of the fact that we still don’t have hoverboards, and the Cubs still haven’t won a World Series in over 100 years, but we’re more interested in film and television’s vision of the home of the future…or, in BTTF II’s case, the past. Read more