Very nice work, Tim!

It is quite impressive what you could do within a short amount of time 
(essentially since PharoDays). Please do keep this up.


> On Aug 10, 2017, at 3:47 PM, Tim Mackinnon <> wrote:
> 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:
> And the screencast:
> Tim
>> On 15 Jul 2017, at 00:39, Tim Mackinnon <> 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
>> 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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