Top Links from Issue #144

This issue was published on June 1, 2021

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12 Common Misconceptions about AWS DynamoDB by Originally published
A common misconception I often hear about DynamoDB is that because it's NoSQL and does not support JOINs like traditional relational databases, it is not suitable for relational data. Well, modeling relationship is perfectly doable in DynamoDB.


Starter Guide & “Things I wish I knew before” for AWS Lambda by Tobias Schmidt
Serverless is becoming a wide-spread topic and is discussed everywhere. If somebody is talking about serverless, most of the time they are referencing the general idea of leaving the necessity of provisioning and managing servers or containers behind.


Atlassian launches Forge, a new cloud app development platform by Stephanie Condon
Atlassian on Tuesday officially launched Forge, a new platform for developers who want to build cloud apps for themselves or for the Atlassian Marketplace. The new platform will make it easier for developers to build apps across Atlassian products, starting with Jira and Confluence.


Serverless local logging 🚀 by Lee James Gilmore
When working with frameworks such as Serverless Offline, one of the biggest pain points in my opinion is getting access to the equivalent CloudWatch logs which would be generated in the cloud 🔥.


Developing against the Cloud by Aaron Stuyvenberg
In the days of the LAMP stack, local web development was straightforward. You’d have a copy of your code on your machine, and fire up a local server with something like rails server. As complexity and codebases grew, we turned to Docker which promised to save us from configuration hell.

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 Framework vs. AWS SAM: Things You Should Know by TechMagic
Choosing the right tool for building an app for your business is the utmost concern for most business owners. There are many tools out there to use when it comes to building a mobile app. Although a software development team will do the main job, you, as a client, need to go into the details.

Designing Highly Scalable Serverless Event Scheduler by May 29
Some of the business use cases often require a lightweight event scheduling instead of a full blown workflow. For instance, an OTT service that wants to remind the customers of their favorite shows 15 minutes before the streaming with a notification.

6 Common Pitfalls of AWS Lambda with Kinesis trigger by Taavi Rehemägi
Kinesis Data Streams are the solution for real-time streaming and analytics at scale. As we learned last November, AWS themselves use it internally to keep, well, AWS working. Kinesis works very well with AWS Lambda.

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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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