Articles from the blog (Page 4 of 7)
2017 - A year in review
In 2017, Luciano Mammino gave 17 conference talks, contributed to open source projects like Fastify and Middy, and learned new technologies like Terraform and Ansible. He looks forward to presenting more in 2018 and learning technologies like Rust, Elastic Search, and Kubernetes.
From bare metal to Serverless
This article explores the history of cloud computing from bare metal servers to serverless, explaining key innovations like IaaS, PaaS, containers and FaaS along the way.
Using Let’s Encrypt and Certbot to automate the creation of certificates for OpenVPN
This post explains how to use Let's Encrypt and Certbot to automatically generate and renew SSL certificates for OpenVPN. It provides a complete Terraform setup as a practical example.
My Serverless talk at Shift conference in Split
Luciano Mammino recounts his experience speaking at the Shift conference in Split, Croatia about Serverless architecture and its pros and cons. He provides links to his talk video, slides, and a Twitter moment.
Unshorten (expand) short URLs with Node.js
This article explains how short URLs work and provides code examples to expand them in Node.js using request module or tall library. It covers basics of URL redirection, shows how to disable auto-redirect in request module, and introduces tall - a promise-based Node.js library to unshorten URLs.
My Serverless & AWS Lambda talk at Node.js Dublin January 2017
This post summarizes a talk about building a serverless architecture on AWS Lambda using the Serverless framework. It covers topics like authentication, authorization, testing, CI/CD, and cost monitoring. The presenters share lessons learned from real-world experience building a production serverless application.
2016 - A year in review
A personal review of 2016 highlights career growth through a new job, open source contributions, conference talks, and co-authoring a Node.js book. The post also covers learning new technologies like Elixir and AWS, while noting failures like lack of focus on a side project.
How to crack a JWT token: two articles about distributed computing, ZeroMQ & Node.js
This blog post explains how to build a distributed application using Node.js and ZeroMQ that cracks JWT tokens. It provides a step-by-step guide on implementing the application and links to two in-depth articles on RisingStack that cover the theory and coding details.