Top Links from Issue #150

This issue was published on July 20, 2021

The answer is goin' serverless 🤠

In this issue, serverless goes folk, SQS turns 15 years old, and we get several new ways to deploy our serverless applications. Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

Below are the most popular links from Issue #150 as chosen by our Off-by-none email subscribers. Sign up for the newsletter and help choose the most popular links each week!


James Beswick by James Beswick
📢 New Serverless Patterns available at! * API GW to Step Functions to DynamoDB from @t1agoB * New AppSync patterns from @bricepelle and @AmiPatel73 * API GW to Fargate from @bbideep * RabbitMQ to AWS Lambda from @talianas #aws #serverl


What I learned from Software Engineering at Google by Swizec Teller
When I first picked up Software Engineering at Google I thought it was another one of those FAANG books full of lessons that make no sense at human scale. I was surprised, the lessons apply to teams as small as 5. This is a "good shit stays" recap.


Node.js and zero servers by Tal Bereznitskey
At Torii, we’ve been running Node.js + Serverless in production for the past 4 years. Here’s a summary of why we decided on this stack for our startup and what we’ve learned. Deciding on the technology stack when founding a new startup is a bit of an art.


Refactored a Lambda Heap to use Layers by location
Till recently, in fact, till last week, was not too worried about writing all code into single code folder, and mapping multiple AWS::Serverless::Function into individual named handlers.


Send and Receive Emails with Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), Without an Actual Mailbox by Roy Ben Yosef
I wanted to share how you can send and receive emails using Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) — without having an actual mailbox. You might be asking “why would I want to do that?” and one possible answer would be interacting with a user using email, for example, in some serverless workflow.

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.

A redefinition of serverless applications by Email
"Serverless is a way to describe the services, practices, and strategies that enable you to build more agile applications so you can innovate and respond to change faster.

Build a serverless event-driven workflow with AWS Glue and Amazon EventBridge
Customers are adopting event-driven-architectures to improve the agility and resiliency of their applications.

Developing evolutionary architecture with AWS Lambda by Luca Mezzalira
This post was written by Luca Mezzalira, Principal Solutions Architect, Media and Entertainment. Agility enables you to evolve a workload quickly, adding new features, or introducing new infrastructure as required.

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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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