Category: Engineering

Starting a React Application in 2020

2020 has been an emotional roller-coaster! One thing I am extremely excited about is a new app here at FloQast...

An AWS Step Function Use Case: Serverless ETL

With batching and looping techniques, FloQast used AWS Step Functions as a serverless ETL tool while respecting its limits on...

Implementing a Micro-Frontend Architecture With React

At FloQast, one of our main goals is to enable high-performance teams. This article will describe one method we are...

Postman: Developing and Testing APIs Without a Client

This article will walk through example HTTP requests in a back-end development environment using some useful Postman features. Postman is...

Styled Components in React: Moving away from SCSS

CSS Specificity Wars As we continue to migrate our monolithic system into a microservices-based architecture and navigate through the micro frontend...

Attaching Lambdas to an Existing ALB With Terraform

At FloQast, we use AWS Lambda Functions behind an Application Load Balancer as our primary API platform. Each of our...

Grafana Dashboards + AWS CloudWatch Metrics

In this article, my goal is to guide you through the creation of a simple Grafana graph using AWS CloudWatch...

AWS X-Ray with Lambda: Distributed Tracing for the Win

AWS X-Ray with Lambda is the easiest way to get started with tracing a simple function or distributed services. Why?...

Pitch Technical Change like a Software Architect – The Easy Way

It's happened to just about every engineer I know. You're working on one of your millions of unfinished weekend side projects...

MongoDB Query Performance: Understanding the Query Planner & Advanced Index Types

There are stages to every engineer’s relationship with a database. They might go like this: shock: “what is this new...