John McKim

VP of Product & Technology at A Cloud Guru, Serverless enthusiast, writer, home cook and terrible gardener.

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I'm John, the VP of Product & Technology at A Cloud Guru.

I enjoy writing and speaking about technology and building teams.

I live and work in Melbourne, Australia.

I have been writing about a problem I have with my garden. I often forget to water my plants and I need a system to help. To help solve this problem I created a dashboard that allows me to track moisture levels...

September 12, 2016

Last week I wrote about a problem I have with my garden. I often forget to water my plants and I need a system to help. Part of my solution is a dashboard to track the soil moisture of my plants...

September 5, 2016

I have been researching and learning about Serverless Architectures since May 2016. Until recently I had been working on small projects. These projects focused on learning about different Serverless frameworks and deploying Serverless projects...

August 29, 2016

The Serverless Framework has seen a lot of changes over the last few months. The team released a 1.0.0 beta which simplifies and improves the framework...

August 15, 2016

AWS Lambda is a compute service that allows us to run code. Yet, code doesn’t exist in vacuum. Lambda functions need other resources to generate events and maintain state...

August 4, 2016

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series we have created an AWS Lambda function and API Gateway using the Apex Framework...

July 12, 2016

Abstractions are the fundamental building blocks of computing. If I need to build a web application, I don’t write machine code or build TCP packets. I use higher level languages like C or Javascript to send and receive HTTP messages...

July 6, 2016

In Part 1 of this series we looked at how to get started with AWS Lambda and the Apex Framework. So far we have built, deployed and tested an AWS Lambda function...

July 5, 2016