Top Links from Issue #155

This issue was published on September 14, 2021

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Most Popular Links

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AWS SQS vs SNS vs EventBridge by Software Engineer
In this article we will take a look at following AWS messaging services - SQS, SNS and EventBridge. On the first look, these services can seem quite similar as they pretty much do the same thing, which is decoupling the producer from the consumer.


Amazon Elasticsearch Service Is Now Amazon OpenSearch Service and Supports OpenSearch 1.0 by Channy Yun
In 2015, we launched Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES), a fully managed service that makes it easy for you to perform interactive log analytics, real-time application monitoring, website search, and more.


Multithreading in Lambda? You’ll need to use this much memory by Aaron Harris
Lambda is a funny AWS service. When it comes to provisioning how powerful you want your compute, you need to select how much memory you want.


Building a Virtual Conference Ticket with Begin, AWS & Puppeteer by location
This year, inspired by the folks at Next.js Conf, I decided to build virtual tickets for my conference CascadiaJS. It's a fun feature for attendees because they get to help spread the word about an event they're excited about. Let's walk through each of these steps!


"Show me that your cloud strategy is going to fail without telling me it’s going to fail" ~ Joe Emison by Joe Emison
Show me that your cloud strategy is going to fail without telling me it’s going to fa

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.

Forget a server — bring your static website to life with AWS S3, Lambda, and API Gateway by Jullio
Keep in mind, a website will almost always need some sort of functional component. Whether it be a contact form or feedback prompt, this functionality is crucial to nearly every business website. In a traditional sense, this would require spinning up a server.

"Decided I wanted to prototype out an app idea tonight. An hour later and I haven't even started writing because jfc why is dev so f**king complicated now" ~ Mike Julian by Mike Julian
Decided I wanted to prototype out an app idea tonight. An hour later and I haven't even started writing because jfc why is dev so fucking complicated now

Building well-architected serverless applications: Optimizing application costs
This series of blog posts uses the AWS Well-Architected Tool with the Serverless Lens to help customers build and operate applications using best practices. In each post, I address the serverless-specific questions identified by the Serverless Lens along with the recommended best practices.

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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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