Top Links from Issue #116

This issue was published on November 17, 2020

Happy Birthday, Lambda! 🎂

In this issue, we’ve got even more pre:Invent announcements, we welcome some new heroes, and we sing happy birthday to a very influential six-year-old. Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

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The Ultimate Guide to re:Invent 2020 by Mark Nunnikhoven
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Lambda Extensions are Changing what it Means to be Serverless
cover image by By Brocken Inaglory There's kind of a problem with serverless, or at least there used to be. Serverless is... ephemeral.


The Power of Serverless GraphQL with AWS AppSync by GraphQL
Every story needs a hero. But, not all heroes are the same. Some of them have superpowers, and some are ordinary people. This story’s hero is just a regular software developer who works in a small team on a medium-size application.


AWS Tools Series: Amazon EventBridge Technical Tutorial by Ran Ribenzaft
AWS realized that most of its customers are using SaaS platforms for various solutions that complement what AWS offers, e.g., Pagerduty for handling infrastructure incidents and Zendesk for customer support.


WordPress Powered Almost Every Contest in the US Elections by Steve Burge
As everyone waited to find out the winners in last week's elections for US president and Congress, one winner was immediately obvious: WordPress. Earlier in the election cycle, we saw the PublishPress plugin used by more than one presidential candidate.

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.

Serverless, Microservices, or Monolith: Choosing Back End Architecture for Your Startup by LeanyLabs
The most significant contributor to the project’s complexity and scalability is its back end architecture. You must consider many factors, including estimated load, deployment type, team size, and experience, to make the best decision.

A Case for Event Batching in Amazon EventBridge by Sheen Brisals
An event is something of importance that happens at a certain point in time. It is unique. It is singular. In technical speak, an event carries information that has the potential to influence one or more applications. Here are a few sample events.

Local Development Is Dying 💀 - And It's for the Better
Serverless infrastructure is changing the way we architect applications and it’s also changing the way we code and work as developers. The development is moving away from our laptop and into the cloud. It’s the start of cloud-native development.

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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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