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Allen Helton

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Cloud Architect at Tyler Technologies

Quick Optimizations You Should Make to Your Serverless Applications

Quick Optimizations You Should Make to Your Serverless Applications

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Solutions Architect Tips: How to Build Your First Architecture Diagram

Solutions Architect Tips: How to Build Your First Architecture Diagram

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3 Pitfalls of AWS Step Functions and How You Can Avoid Them

3 Pitfalls of AWS Step Functions and How You Can Avoid Them

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Introducing A New Cross-Cutting Architecture Diagram: The Critical Path

Introducing A New Cross-Cutting Architecture Diagram: The Critical Path

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How to Load Test Your Apps For Free By Going Serverless

How to Load Test Your Apps For Free By Going Serverless

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Is Disaster Recovery Worth It In Serverless Applications?

Is Disaster Recovery Worth It In Serverless Applications?

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Going Serverless? Governance Is Everything

Going Serverless? Governance Is Everything

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Lambda vs Step Functions: The Battle of Cost and Performance

Lambda vs Step Functions: The Battle of Cost and Performance

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Build Better Serverless APIs By Going Storage First

Build Better Serverless APIs By Going Storage First

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Solutions Architect Tips - 3 Tricks For Keeping Sight Of The Bigger Picture

Solutions Architect Tips - 3 Tricks For Keeping Sight Of The Bigger Picture

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The Importance of Proper Serverless API Design

The Importance of Proper Serverless API Design

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Lessons Learned From Switching to AWS SDK v3

Lessons Learned From Switching to AWS SDK v3

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Solutions Architect Tips: The 6 Secrets to Building Inspiring Proposals

Solutions Architect Tips: The 6 Secrets to Building Inspiring Proposals

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The 5-Step Checklist for Serverless Load Testing

The 5-Step Checklist for Serverless Load Testing

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Intro to AWS WebSockets Part Five: Custom Domain Name

Intro to AWS WebSockets Part Five: Custom Domain Name

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Intro to AWS WebSockets Part Four: User Notifications

Intro to AWS WebSockets Part Four: User Notifications

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Intro to AWS Websockets Part Three: Documentation

Intro to AWS Websockets Part Three: Documentation

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Intro to AWS Websockets Part Two: Auth

Intro to AWS Websockets Part Two: Auth

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Intro to AWS Websockets

Intro to AWS Websockets

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And The 2022 Word Of The Year Is...

And The 2022 Word Of The Year Is...

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How To Refactor Serverless Applications The Right Way

How To Refactor Serverless Applications The Right Way

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Webhooks Explained Simply... With Car Shopping!

Webhooks Explained Simply... With Car Shopping!

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APIs Explained Simply... With TV Remotes!

APIs Explained Simply... With TV Remotes!

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Distributed Computing Explained Simply... With Ducks!

Distributed Computing Explained Simply... With Ducks!

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The Three Key Phases to Successful Iteration

The Three Key Phases to Successful Iteration

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Why Death Marches Aren't As Bad As They Sound

Why Death Marches Aren't As Bad As They Sound

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Solutions Architect Tips - The 5 Key Factors That Drive Application Cost

Solutions Architect Tips - The 5 Key Factors That Drive Application Cost

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Solutions Architect Tips - Decoding the AWS Serverless Design Principles

Solutions Architect Tips - Decoding the AWS Serverless Design Principles

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How (and Why) You Need To Start Generating Your Serverless Infrastructure Diagrams

How (and Why) You Need To Start Generating Your Serverless Infrastructure Diagrams

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You Can Have It Fast Or You Can Have It Right - The Software Dilemma

You Can Have It Fast Or You Can Have It Right - The Software Dilemma

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How to Work Yourself Out Of Your Tech Job (And Why That's a Good Thing)

How to Work Yourself Out Of Your Tech Job (And Why That's a Good Thing)

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How to Configure a Static IP For Your Serverless App

How to Configure a Static IP For Your Serverless App

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Making the Move From Developer to Solutions Architect

Making the Move From Developer to Solutions Architect

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The Mighty Metaphor: Your New Secret Weapon in Tech

The Mighty Metaphor: Your New Secret Weapon in Tech

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Build Auth Once With A Shared Lambda Authorizer

Build Auth Once With A Shared Lambda Authorizer

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Power Tuning Your Serverless API For Happy Customers

Power Tuning Your Serverless API For Happy Customers

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Automate Your Automation with CloudFormation Macros

Automate Your Automation with CloudFormation Macros

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Adding a Custom Domain to AWS API Gateway

Adding a Custom Domain to AWS API Gateway

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How to Create an Extension for Your Open API Specification

How to Create an Extension for Your Open API Specification

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It's 2021. This Is Where Your Focus Should Be In Tech.

It's 2021. This Is Where Your Focus Should Be In Tech.

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I Made the Best Christmas Present Ever... Again. This Time With Alexa, WebSockets, and Mobile Apps

I Made the Best Christmas Present Ever... Again. This Time With Alexa, WebSockets, and Mobile Apps

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What To Be Thankful For In Tech In 2020

What To Be Thankful For In Tech In 2020

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The Beginner's Guide to Software Estimation

The Beginner's Guide to Software Estimation

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How to Automatically Monitor API Performance with Dynamic Testing

How to Automatically Monitor API Performance with Dynamic Testing

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How to Write Software at the Last Responsible Moment

How to Write Software at the Last Responsible Moment

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How to Integrate Your App With Webhooks Using Amazon SNS

How to Integrate Your App With Webhooks Using Amazon SNS

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Dynamic Test Generation with Open API Spec 3.0

Dynamic Test Generation with Open API Spec 3.0

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Why Hackathons Drive Innovation

Why Hackathons Drive Innovation

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Moving Toward Modern - How to Get to the Cloud as a Large Software Company

Moving Toward Modern - How to Get to the Cloud as a Large Software Company

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4 Reasons You Should NEVER Use Proof of Concepts in Production

4 Reasons You Should NEVER Use Proof of Concepts in Production

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Micro Frontends, Role-Based Applications, and You

Micro Frontends, Role-Based Applications, and You

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API First Development: How to Build Consistent, Meaningful APIs with Postman

API First Development: How to Build Consistent, Meaningful APIs with Postman

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How to Monitor Your Serverless Application. The Challenges of Stateless Architecture

How to Monitor Your Serverless Application. The Challenges of Stateless Architecture

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The Greenfield Paradox: Why Is Building a New App So Easy and Also So Hard?

The Greenfield Paradox: Why Is Building a New App So Easy and Also So Hard?

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Think Unique. Build the Right Software, Not the Easy Software

Think Unique. Build the Right Software, Not the Easy Software

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How to Easily Load Test Serverless Apps With Postman and AWS

How to Easily Load Test Serverless Apps With Postman and AWS

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Doing Continuous Delivery? Build A Continuous Changelog with AWS and JIRA

Doing Continuous Delivery? Build A Continuous Changelog with AWS and JIRA

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Are You Really Ready for CI/CD?

Are You Really Ready for CI/CD?

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Take the Leap! 10 Steps to Building Your Personal Blog With AWS + Hugo

Take the Leap! 10 Steps to Building Your Personal Blog With AWS + Hugo

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The 5 W’s of the Rapid Prototype

The 5 W’s of the Rapid Prototype

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