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Comparing AWS Glue and AWS EMR

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 by John Mc Quillan

AWS Glue and EMR (Elastic MapReduce) are two AWS services that offer overlapping capabilities. Here, we look at the differences and use cases that might be appropriate to each.

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How to handle Lambda errors in API Gateway

Friday, Mar 26, 2021 by David Hunt

When creating/maintaining APIs, errors will inevitably occur, whether that’s caused by the client request or caused by an error on the server end. Either way a good API will help the requesting client understand what has happened so that they can modify their request or simply report an issue.

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npm Peer Dependencies

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 by John Mc Quillan

Peer dependencies are not generally well understood. In this post, we’ll explain what they are and when you should consider using them.

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Amazon S3 + Amazon CloudFront

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2020 by Karen Kilroy

Amazon claims that if implemented correctly, delivering data through CloudFront can be more cost-effective than delivering it from S3 directly. Let’s take a look at the advantages of using the two services in tandem.

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Big Data - What is it?

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 by Aoife Bergin

Looking at Big Data and components such as five V’s of data, how we generate and store data and why we use it in business

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AWS Select Partner

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by Greg Cawley

Fathom, an Irish based software development company, are pleased to announce we have been recognized as a ‘Select’ Consulting Partner for Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Partner Network (APN).

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Using Terraform to create re-usable infrastructure templates from which new ready to deploy projects can be quickly created.

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 by Evan Morgan

Here at Fathom, R&D is what we do. As a result of that, there are a lot of demonstrations of what we’ve done, how we’ve provided value to customers in the past and what we focus our efforts on. Recently, I revisited an old project of ours to get it ready for a demo with a prospective client - it was the classic scenario of “If you come back to this project in 6 months, will you remember what you did?

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Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 by John Mc Quillan

Fathom recently attended the NodeconfEU conference at Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny, Ireland.

NodeconfEU is an annual event that brings together member of the global NodeJS community. The main event organizer was Nearform, who were the main sponsors along with IBM and Microsoft. Red Hat, Google and Nodesource also sponsored.

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Building a Chatbot with AWS Lex

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 by Evan Morgan

A lot of people will be familiar with Alexa, Amazon’s helpful and cheery assistant that’s ready to play music for you, tell jokes and assure you it’s not here to take over the world. However, not so many will know of Lex - a deep-learning conversational interface that’s effectively the brains behind that friendly female voice on the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot.

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