Hi Tim,

Impressive pet project you have. And what a way to deliver! Not only
with fun features never built before, but also with a documented repo
and a detailed screencast.


In my self interest, and indirectly for the Pharo community, I look
forward to see more contributions like this from you.


Esteban A. Maringolo

2017-08-10 10:47 GMT-03:00 Tim Mackinnon <tim@testit.works>:
> I just wanted to thank everyone for their help in getting my pet project
> further along, so that now I can announce that PharoLambda is now working
> with the V7 minimal image and also supports post mortem debugging by saving
> a zipped fuel context onto S3.
> This latter item is particularly satisfying as at a recent serverless
> conference (JeffConf) there was a panel where poor development tools on
> serverless platforms was highlighted as a real problem.
> In our community we’ve had these kinds of tools at our fingertips for ages -
> but I don’t think the wider development community has really noticed.
> Debugging something short lived like a Lambda execution is quite startling,
> as the current answer is “add more logging”, and we all know that sucks. To
> this end, I’ve created a little screencast showing this in action - and it
> was pretty cool because it was a real example I encountered when I got
> everything working and was trying my test application out.
> I’ve also put a bit of work into tuning the excellent GitLab CI tools, so
> that I can cache many of the artefacts used between different build runs
> (this might also be of interest to others using CI systems).
> The Gitlab project is on: https://gitlab.com/macta/PharoLambda
> And the screencast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNNCT1hLA3E
> Tim
> On 15 Jul 2017, at 00:39, Tim Mackinnon <tim@testit.works> wrote:
> Hi - I’ve been playing around with getting Pharo to run well on AWS Lambda.
> It’s early days, but I though it might be interesting to share what I’ve
> learned so far.
> Usage examples and code at https://gitlab.com/macta/PharoLambda
> With help from many of the folks here, I’ve been able to get a simple
> example to run in 500ms-1200ms with a minimal Pharo 6 image. You can easily
> try it out yourself. This seems slightly better than what the GoLang folks
> have been able to do.
> Tim

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