• Get AWS credits for your startup with AWS Activate

    Get AWS credits for your startup with AWS Activate

    View Post

Stay up to date

Picture of Mark Siebert

Mark Siebert

Mark is a full-stack engineer who cut his teeth on professional software development at Lucid Software where he specialized in building scalable backend systems. He's a huge fan of open source software and is one of the primary authors of Relate (database access library) and Cumulus (AWS infrastructure management). Mark loves watching shows with his wife, studying Chinese, and hunting Minecraft chickens.


How to Monitor Amazon RDS with CloudWatch
By Mark Siebert on March 12, 2019

Amazon RDS allows you to store your application data in databases without having to actually manage the servers the databases are hosted on. It also allows you to easily set up read...

Continue Reading

AWS, Lambda

How to Diagnose and Fix AWS Lambda Iterator Age
By Mark Siebert on December 4, 2018

AWS Lambda can use stream based services as invocation sources, essentially making your Lambda function a consumer of those streams. Stream sources include Kinesis Streams and DynamoDB...

Continue Reading
Enforcing Method Presence in React Components with Flow
By Mark Siebert on November 6, 2017

Recently I was onFlow’s Gitterwhen someone asked the following question:

Continue Reading
MySQL Auto Incremented Tables and Upserts
By Mark Siebert on September 18, 2017

According to best practices, when modeling a MySQL relation that has a UUID as its id, you should still create a hidden numeric auto_increment field for the primary key. Doing so has all...

Continue Reading
How to Share Variables Between Javascript and Sass
By Mark Siebert on May 15, 2017

Sharing variables between environments is the holy grail of programming. Here's how to share variables between Javascript and Sass (or CSS!). With the rise of large single page...

Continue Reading
How to Install the Postman Native App in Ubuntu 16.04
By Mark Siebert on May 1, 2017

I finally hopped on the Postman bandwagon ... and found there was no documentation for installing it on Ubuntu. So here it is. You're welcome! Up until now, curl was my main method of...

Continue Reading