Top Links from Issue #140

This issue was published on May 4, 2021

There's some new edge compute in town 🤠

In this issue, AWS launches CloudFront functions, Fastly dogfoods its edge compute, and serverless helps us translate Mandalorian. Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

Below are the most popular links from Issue #140 as chosen by our Off-by-none email subscribers. Sign up for the newsletter and help choose the most popular links each week!


Introducing CloudFront Functions – Run Your Code at the Edge with Low Latency at Any Scale by Danilo Poccia
With Amazon CloudFront, you can securely deliver data, videos, applications, and APIs to your customers globally with low latency and high transfer speeds. To offer a customized experience and the lowest possible latency, many modern applications execute some form of logic at the edge.


10 Simple Hacks That Will Make You Super Productive When Using AWS by Anna Anisienia
If you work a lot with AWS, you have probably realized that literally everything on AWS is an API call. As such, everything can be automated. This article will discuss several tricks that will save you time when performing everyday tasks in the AWS cloud.


Amazon CloudFront announces CloudFront Functions, a lightweight edge compute capability
Amazon CloudFront announces the general availability of CloudFront Functions, a new serverless edge compute capability. You can use this new CloudFront feature to run JavaScript functions across 225+ CloudFront edge locations in 90 cities across 47 countries.


Fastly Ships Its First Product Built in Compute@Edge, Unlocking Significant Development Efficiencies and Valuable Customer Benefits
Fastly, Inc., a global edge cloud platform provider, today announced Nearline Cache, a storage solution for customers with large content libraries, like streaming media, gaming, and software companies.


Using Amazon EventBridge with AWS Lambda. by Mart Noten
AWS EventBridge is an architecture changing tool, and it will transform the way you think about serverless development. It helps you build event-driven applications at scale across AWS, existing systems or SaaS apps.

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.

Lambda Retries and Dead Letter Queues by Jason Wadsworth
As you may know, I'm a big fan of serverless in AWS. The primary compute component of serverless in AWS is AWS Lambda, so as you might imagine, I use it a lot.

AWS Sqs : The ultimate decoupling solution by Balvinder Singh
Message Queues are at the heart of the modern software engineering and one of the most vital middle-ware component.

The State of Serverless Databases in AWS by Ibrahim Cesar
Databases are a key piece of any service or application, because is where gonna live your most precious assets: your data.

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About the Author

Jeremy is the GM of Serverless Cloud at Serverless, Inc. and an AWS Serverless Hero that has a soft spot for helping people solve problems using serverless. He 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, hosting the Serverless Chats podcast, and at (virtual) conferences around the world.


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