Top Links from Issue #102

This issue was published on August 11, 2020

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In this issue, we have some awesome insights into serverless and cloud security, we take a look at serverless machine learning, and try something a little different with the newsletter format. Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

Below are the most popular links from Issue #102 as chosen by our Off-by-none email subscribers. Sign up for the newsletter and help choose the most popular links each week!


Migrating applications to cloud with Amazon EventBridge by aws
So what’s a monolithic application anyway? It’s essentially an application where almost every single piece of functionality has been written in the code by its developers and is typically built to run as a single unit on a single server.


Choreography vs Orchestration in the land of serverless
You can become a serverless blackbelt. Enrol to my 4-week online workshop Production-Ready Serverless and gain hands-on experience building something from scratch using serverless technologies.


How I Failed at Generating Revenue with Alexa In-Skill Purchases by Chris Plankey
Failure sucks. At times it can be hard to admit, and even once you’ve admitted it to yourself, sharing with the whole world likely isn’t a common next step, but guess what, that is what I am here to do.


How Sporza created a real-time sport data api by Dimitri Saeys
As part of our services we deliver a football app “Sporza Voetbal”, available on for iOS and Android. With this app you can follow football matches live. Whilst matches are played, you are kept up to date of all interesting events and evolutions.


Setup —Serverless Machine Learning Inference with AWS Lambda + Amazon EFS by Shitij Mathur
All the supporting code for this project can be found on GitHub. On June 16th 2020, AWS released the long-awaited feature of AWS Elastic File System (EFS) support for their AWS Lambda service.

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.

Effective Direct Lambdas for AWS AppSync (spoiler: they are really effective) by John Connerton
Today, I’m going to walk you through using AppSync’s Direct Lambda feature. I built the thing during my internship this Summer after all, so I should be able to express how simple, yet effective, this feature is in allowing you to configure Lambdas for your API on AppSync.

Introducing, Dashbird Atlas by Mariliis Retter
We’re pleased and honored to be part of the Serverless revolution - continuously innovating to make processes and day-to-day tasks for serverless users more efficient, seamless and enjoyable.

Processing large S3 files with AWS Lambda by HangC
Despite having a runtime limit of 15 minutes, AWS Lambda can still be used to process large files. This is useful if you want a serverless architecture to process files that are large but still within reasonable limits. Files formats such as csv or new-line delimited json can be read iteratively.

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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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