Tech

Handling Tricky Dependencies For Serverless With Lambda Layers

I’ve fallen behind on my daily blog post initiative, but oh well. It turns out that I don’t really have time to write a good blog post every day. But at least this time I have a good excuse, because I was busy swimming in the ocean (and it was awesome). “Serverless” computing is a new-ish paradigm with many use cases. I tend to use it for anything that I can lately, since I never have to worry about uptime and I also don’t have to pay for it (my projects stay small enough to live within the free tier—especially with the growing number of providers these days).

Adventures In Hosting A Website

I’m a day late again, but this post took quite a while and ended up more detailed than I intended my daily posts to be, so this counts for two. At least, it does until I get inspired and write two posts in one day (this weekend is a long weekend, so don’t be surprised). The website that you’re reading is pretty new. It’s also the first website I’ve ever hosted (excluding via GitHub Pages), and I learned a lot about how the Internet works while getting everything online.

Reasons To Use CircleCI

CircleCI is a continuous integration platform similar to Travis CI. You can run your tests on it, save artifacts, deploy software, etc. I’ve found that it offers a number of advantages over Travis: Faster builds Custom Docker image support Local build support Less magic Faster Builds CircleCI builds boot nearly instantly, which I don’t usually get from Travis. The actual speed of the build is roughly the same from what I can tell, but the quick startup is really valuable to me.