Recently we launched a recommendation engine, which was built using AWS Serverless technology. The journey of implementing this solution turned out to be an interesting one on a number of levels. Since its deployment into production, we thought it would be a good idea to share some of our lessons.
Bucket of Data
Essentially the system transforms a very large dataset into smaller ones that are used to create audiences or data segments which are used for hyper targeted EDMs.
To get from the initial state to the final state, the data is transformed over several stages using 8 Lambdas. Continue reading
Deploying a high traffic website with zero downtime is a challenge – there’s a natural tradeoff between:
- Performance and cacheability.
- Getting updates versions of the application live.
The approach you use to manage your static assets plays a big role in this.
This post explains how we dealt with the challenges in our move from the data centre to a multi region highly available cloud-based architecture.
In February 2017 some dedicated people gave up their precious Saturday to attend DevOps Girls to either mentor or learn… It was a bit of a gamble in some people’s eyes as this was an inaugural event, not to mention the only one of its kind.
With this article you will be able to build
Welcome to the wonderful world of ReactJS, the solution to all your problems!
Well, maybe not all your problems but I’m sure we all felt pretty good after thirty odd REA’ers were lucky enough to attend an in-house course about ReactJS run by Michael Jackson (as much as I’d love to fill this post with puns regarding the obvious, I’ll try really hard to refrain). Continue reading