Posted by Edd Mann on Jun 07, 2018

Mince Pie Challenge: Building a Serverless RESTful API and React Client

Since moving our infrastructure over to the AWS stack I have keen to explore how we can take advantage of the large number of services at our disposal, along with the Serverless methodology. In this blog-series I wish to document my experience building a complete Serverless application which harnesses as many of the AWS offerings as possible. We will explore building both a RESTful API and a React Client, all hosted without any Servers to maintain!

Posted by Edd Mann on Dec 11, 2017

Creating a 'Winning' Audio Lambda Service using Serverless, Polly and compiled SOX

Following on from my previous post which discussed manipulating images, I would now like to expand upon this and look into how you can interact with audio using Lambda. To highlight this use-case we will be creating a simple service which given a name and optional voice (provided by Polly), will synthesise the name and include it in a returned ‘And the winner is…’ applause MP3 file. This will demonstrate how to integrate Polly within Lambda, compile and execute native-code within Lambda and return a binary MP3 file to the client.

Posted by Pedro Sanchez on Nov 30, 2017

An excuse to use React PHP

A while ago, I wondered if it was possible to write asynchronous code using PHP. After some research I found a library called ReactPHP.

After watching the videos, reading the documentation, reviewing examples and writing some sample code using the library, I struggled to think of something useful that I could create with it… then one day, staring at my screen, I had a very stupid idea about how it could be very helpful.