Top Links from Issue #148

This issue was published on June 29, 2021

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Most Popular Links

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How did I processed half a million transactions in AWS Lambda within minutes? by Mohammed Lutfalla
Processing data could be an intensive task, especially on the computing units as the read and write operations takes a lot of resources. Luckily, if you have the right tools, you can achieve it easily. But, is it worthy? Let’s find out.


Serverless Feature Flags 🚀 by Lee James Gilmore
When working with configuration in the Serverless World on AWS Cloud, you typically have a few options for storing and accessing your config, in particular when working with dynamic feature flags.


AWS Step Function Map State: Fetching & Merging PDFs by Khoa Phan
AWS Step Function Map State: Fetching & Merging PDFsKhoa PhanJust now·6 min readAre you trying to fetch and merge PDFs? Are you using AWS? Are you interested in Serverless? Do you want to use AWS Step Function? Are you interested in using Map State? Then here is a walkthrough of my Serverless archi


AWS Announces AWS BugBust
Today, we are excited to announce AWS BugBust, the world’s first global competition for Java and Python developers to collectively fix 1 million bugs. Eliminate software errors and save millions of dollars using Amazon CodeGuru, and win prizes and glory in the first annual AWS BugBust Challenge.


Abhay Bhargav by Abhay Bhargav
We’re celebrating the one year anniversary of a major app we run, with approximately 2000 users run entirely on @awscloud lambda backed by @dynamodb. Some learnings from this. A

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.

8 Cloud Computing Trends to Watch in 2021 by Pete McCain
Cloud computing has grown exponentially in the past decade and is not about to stop. As predicted by Forrester’s research, the global public cloud infrastructure will grow 35% in 2021, many thanks to the pandemic.

Create a serverless website on AWS with Serverless plugins by work
The Serverless Framework allows us to create serverless websites. These websites use the S3, CloudFront, Route 53, and Certificate Manager AWS services. We can set up all four on AWS using Serverless plugins. A serverless website is a website that runs without a server.

AWS AppSync 101 by Software Engineer
AWS AppSync has been one of the powerful integration service for Front-end and AWS serverless backend. The modern day applications which are developed in domains such as Chat, IoT, Mobile apps, Web apps choose AppSync over AWS API Gateway.

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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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