Experience report deploying PureScript to AWS Serverless (Lambda)
In this blog post, an experienced software engineer shares their successful deployment of a pure functional serverless function to AWS using PureScript. They spent around $15 per day on API Gateway and Lambda invocations without cost optimization, handling a peak load of 32k invocations per minute with low latency. The engineer highlights the need for adjustment in debugging and deployment processes and discusses challenges with tools and automation. Despite concerns, costs …
Dynamically scaling a news and activism hub (5x traffic in 20 mins)
On any given day this news discussion site can receive traffic peaks up to five times our base traffic, sometimes requiring us to scale out to double our backend app server capacity within a 10-20 minutes window (sometimes at unpredictable times). In this talk, Susan Potter will discuss DailyKos's use of autoscaling in EC2 from the essential components to some gotchas learned along the way.