Very successful dinner! The burgers were seasoned and cooked sous vide at 130 F for three hours. I made some bacon, and used the rendered fat to cook down onions and garlic. Then, I cooked some egg yolks confit in truffle scented oil using a sous vide bath at 150 F for 1.5 hours. Finally, I seared the burgers in bacon fat, layered on the bacon and onions, followed by some smoked Gouda, and put them under the broiler. I served the burgers topped with the egg yolks.
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I've been writing web applications and services in Python since the late 1990s, and enjoy it so much that I created the Pecan web application framework way back in 2010. Configuring and deploying Python web applications, especially WSGI compliant applications, is fairly straightforward, with great WSGI servers like Gunicorn and uWSGI, and excellent Apache integration via mod_wsgi. But, for many use cases, creating and maintaining one or more cloud servers creates unnecessary cost and complexity. Security patches, kernel upgrades, SSL certificate management, and more, can be a real burden.
Since the creation of AWS Lambda, "serverless" has become a pretty popular buzzword. Could Lambda provide a way to deploy Python WSGI applications that helps reduce cost, complexity, and management overhead?
It was a fun topic to explore, and I've published a blog post over at Reliam.com about running Python WSGI apps on Lambda!