Top Links from Issue #146

This issue was published on June 15, 2021

Here comes Proton, Akka Serverless, Lift, and more 🚀

In this issue, we get more options for building and deploying serverless applications, we explore a serverless banking platform, and we learn why serverless buzz isn't the measure of success. Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

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getlift/lift by WATCHING
Lift packages well-architected AWS serverless features. It is made both for developers whitout any prior serverless experience, as well as for experienced AWS builders. Lift is a Serverless plugin that simplifies deploying well-designed serverless applications.


AWS announces the general availability of AWS Proton
Today, AWS announces the general availability of AWS Proton, the first fully managed delivery service for container and serverless applications.


Lightbend Launches Akka Serverless, a New Class of Cloud Native Development Platform-as-a-Service by Lightbend Inc.
– Lightbend, the company providing cloud native microservice frameworks for some of the world’s largest brands, today announced the launch of Akka Serverless, a unique, first-of-its-kind Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that sets a new standard for cloud native application development.


Why You May Want Not Use AWS Amplify for Your Next Serverless Project by Peter Sereda
Our team commenced to use the Amplify framework in Autumn 2020 when we had kicked off the development of a new internal web-portal. The portal is a cloud-deployed and fully serverless web-site intended to help our system engineers and IT operation guys with automation of their daily routines.


New AWS CEO Adam Selipsky: ‘Welcome to AWS Proton’ by Donna Goodison
AWS Proton, Amazon Web Services’ fully managed delivery service for container and serverless applications, is now generally available, with two new features added since its fall launch in preview.

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.

Six Serverless Frameworks to watch in 2021 by Hardik Shah
Are you planning to adopt serverless architecture to proliferate your business productivity? If your answer is yes, you’ve come to the right place. There are many platforms and frameworks available to integrate serverless in your tech stack.

a first look at the serverless framework by anthony-campolo
The Serverless Framework consists of an open source CLI and a hosted dashboard. Together, they provide you with full serverless application lifecycle management. It helps you develop and deploy your AWS Lambda functions, along with the AWS infrastructure resources they require.

How We Scaled our Serverless SaaS Platform in AWS by alex kates
I was recently interviewed by Elise Greve of AWS about how we scaled Credit Genie from MVP to a full-scale platform with over 20 AWS Amplify applications. You can find the original article here. In this post I want to expand on some of the topics covered in that interview.

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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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