Top Links from Issue #128

This issue was published on February 9, 2021

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Most Popular Links

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Svelte Kit, the first ‘serverless-first’ framework? by Jasper Moelker
That quote is from Rich Harris, creator of Svelte. A bold statement, but is the newly introduced Svelte Kit really “serverless-first”? And what does that even mean? And if so, how well can this new Svelte seamlessly integrate with serverless platforms like Netlify and Vercel?

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Follow-up to “Skip Lambda…” — Why You Shouldn’t Skip It by Chris Bailey
In my previous article, “Skip Lambda, Save Data to DynamoDB Directly Using API Gateway; Process Later With Streams”, I describe a technique allowing you to skip using a Lambda function in an API, and deliver data directly to DynamoDB.

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7 reasons why Serverless encourages useful engineering practices by Taavi Rehemägi
Serverless provides benefits far beyond the ease of management...it strongly encourages "useful" engineering practices. Here's how. It's hard to determine what can be considered a "good" or "bad" engineering practice.

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Node.js 14.x runtime now available in AWS Lambda
You can now develop AWS Lambda functions using the Node.js 14.x runtime. This is the current Long Term Support (LTS) version of Node.js. Start using this new version today by specifying a runtime parameter value of nodejs14.

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How Much Do AWS Certifications Cost? 💸 Including All The Extras by Lou — Cloud Engineer
If you’re looking to take an AWS exam, you’re going to want to know how much it’s going to cost, right? If you do, you’re in the right place.

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.

Upgrading to the AWS SDK for JavaScript v3 by Danielle Heberling
In December 2020, AWS announced general availability of version 3 of their SDK for JavaScript. I decided to take some time to experiment and see what’s changed. There are lots of new features in this release. Here’s the new features that I’ve seen highlighted the most.

3 ways of recycling third-party code for AWS Lambda by Kay Plößer
In this article, I'm trying to shine some light on the AWS Lambda Layers, Lambda Extensions, and Docker image for Lambda, in order to add third-party code to Lambda. When and how to use which method, and when to mix and match?

Power Tuning Your Serverless API For Happy Customers by Allen Helton
APIs are digital currency. Modern software lives and breathes through the use of APIs. It's how things work today.

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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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