Top Links from Issue #147

This issue was published on June 22, 2021

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Most Popular Links

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Serverless Architecture for Startup by Mahfudh Junaryanto
In order to build MVP fast, you need to focus on developing your key value proposition, your secret sauce, and not worrying too much about bugs or delay in delivering the base modules. But even that is usually not the case.


Announcing Workflow Studio, a new low-code visual workflow designer for AWS Step Functions
Workflow Studio is a new visual workflow designer for AWS Step Functions that makes it faster and easier to build workflows using a drag and drop interface in the AWS console.


Why a Serverless Data API Might Be Your Next Database by Pieter Humphrey
App development stacks have been improving so rapidly and effectively that today there are a number of easy, straightforward paths to push code to production, on the cloud platform of your choice.


Introducing a Public Registry for AWS CloudFormation by Steve Roberts
AWS CloudFormation and the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) provide scalable and consistent provisioning of AWS resources (for example, compute infrastructure, monitoring tools, databases, and more).


On our side, we will only need to deploy the above project, and combine a few elements in AWS Step Functions Workflow Studio. by Daniel Aniszkiewicz
The service has existed inside AWS since 2016. It's a serverless orchestration service, which helps developers working with their workflows by making possibility to model those workflows as state machines. The workflow design process is by using .

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.

Which programming language in AWS Lambda should I use? by jun 16
One of most question I receive is "which programming language is the best for serverless?". People want to know what's the best choice to create their functions in AWS Lambda. But for me, the answer is not that simple just looking for technical stuffs.

New – AWS Step Functions Workflow Studio – A Low-Code Visual Tool for Building State Machines by Marcia Villalba
AWS Step Functions allow you to build scalable, distributed applications using state machines. Until today, building workflows on Step Functions required you to learn and understand Amazon State Language (ASL).

Exploring serverless patterns for Amazon DynamoDB
Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed, serverless NoSQL database. In this post, you learn about the different DynamoDB patterns used in serverless applications, and use the recently launched Serverless Patterns Collection to configure DynamoDB as an event source for 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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