Top Links from Issue #100

This issue was published on July 28, 2020

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Most Popular Links

Below are the most popular links from Issue #100 as chosen by our Off-by-none email subscribers. Sign up for the newsletter and help choose the most popular links each week!


Five Reasons You Should Consider AppSync Over API Gateway
Since its inception in 2015, GraphQL has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity and a huge community has grown around it. AppSync is a fully managed AWS serverless service for real-time data queries, synchronization, and communications.


Serverless magic links with AWS Cognito by Thomas Schoffelen
I’ve written before about what I consider to be best practices for magic links from a UX perspective. Recently, I got a chance to apply those principles to using magic links with AWS Cognito. Cognito by is heavily focussed on username and password based login by default.


We went serverless with our new startup. And you should (probably) too. by Ankit from Kaapi
I have seen cloud tech change a lot in my 10 years of experience. AWS and GCP were not the default choice a few years ago, and I have worked in companies that bought and installed physical servers. What a nightmare! And this is why trying out serverless was the natural next step for me.


Cloudflare launches Workers Unbound, the next evolution of its serverless platform by Frederic Lardinois
Cloudflare today announced the private beta launch of Workers Unbound, the latest step in its efforts to offer a serverless platform that can compete with the likes of AWS Lambda. The company first launched its Workers edge computing platform in late 2017.


Breaking Down Serverless Anti-Patterns by aws
Serverless adoption rates have been climbing ever since the technology was brought into the spotlight with the release of AWS Lambda in 2014. That is because serverless makes an offer that cloud developers simply can not resist, providing the following benefits:

Honorable Mentions

There are so many great blog posts, tutorials, use cases, and more shared each week by the #serverless community, that picking just a few to feature is really hard. So here are some other honorable mentions chosen by our readers.

Real-time Data Processing With Kinesis Data Analytics by Nick Van Hoof
Part 1 of a multi-part series around analysing Flanders’ traffic whilst leveraging the power of cloud components! TL;DR — Using Kinesis Data Analytics to get real-time insights in Flanders’ traffic situation!

Replacing web server functionality with serverless services by James Beswick
Web servers bring together many useful services in traditional web development. Developers use servers like Apache and NGINX for many common tasks. Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP formed the LAMP stack to power a large percentage of the world’s websites.

How to handle duplicate Lambda invocations by Murali Allada
Async event sources that trigger a Lambda function guarantee it’s execution at least once. Not, exactly once, but at least once. Considering that all Serverless application’s need to leverage an Async service (eg. SNS, CloudWatch events, etc) in some form, this is a big deal.

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About the Author

Jeremy is an AWS Serverless Hero that has a soft spot for helping people solve problems using serverless, and frequently consults with companies and developers transitioning away from the traditional “server-full” approach. You can find him ranting about serverless on Twitter, in several forums and Slack groups, the Serverless Chats podcast, and at (virtual) conferences around the world.


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