Top Links from Issue #127

This issue was published on February 2, 2021

Serverless Heroes! Assemble! 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️

In this issue, some amazing AWS Heroes recap re:Invent 2020, we get the missing guide to API Gateway access logs, and we try to ditch the dukkha by reaching serverless nirvana. Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

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The Missing Guide to AWS API Gateway Access Logs by Alex DeBrie
I’ve spent a fair bit of time with API Gateway over the past few years. It’s an awesome (if occasionally frustrating) service for building serverless web APIs using Lambda functions.


How does it feel like with your own URL shortener serverless service? by Mohamed Barakat
On the 29th of September 2020 we exceeded our monthly rate limit: We checked the stats, we had created 6905 links so far. We use to shorten URLs mainly because of SMS restrictions, but recently we started using it for emails as well, as it provides hits tracking.


Building a completely serverless, secure, VOD e2e platform in AWS in 5 days. by Joshua Toth
Last year, while on the lookout for my next contract opportunity, I realised that I was a little out of practice with AWS.


AWS Lambda Best Practices by Praveen Sambu
Here I would like to discuss about the best practices I have observed by working on real time with lambda in serverless environment . Nevertheless I found sharing them with you might help in your Serverless development. That means if you are using node.


Email from Jeff Bezos to employees
I’m excited to announce that this Q3 I’ll transition to Executive Chair of the Amazon Board and Andy Jassy will become CEO. In the Exec Chair role, I intend to focus my energies and attention on new products and early initiatives.

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.

Learn from these real-world AWS serverless examples by Ryan Dowd
As explored in the 2020 AWS re:Invent session "Serverless analytics at Equinox Media: Handling growth during disruption," Equinox used a data lake strategy and serverless resources to launch a new fitness platform VARIS and a stay-at-home SoulCycle bike.

AWS launches free eight-week app development training series on Twitch by Aimee Chanthadavong
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced it will be live streaming the first episode of its eight-part weekly series on how to build a serverless application in the AWS cloud on Thursday, January 28 via Twitch.

How to Build a Real-Time Leaderboard with Amazon Aurora Serverless and Amazon ElastiCache? by Anudeep Rallapalli
Every Kid inside us loves to play Games. Especially the one's where we compete with our peers. We all loved to see our name on the top of that Leaderboard! Lets see how that Leaderboard is build using Amazon Aurora Serverless and Amazon ElastiCache.

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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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