Top Links from Issue #156

This issue was published on September 21, 2021

Infrastructure as SQL? 😳

In this issue, Cloudflare Workers turn 4, we get an ultimate guide to re:Invent, and someone thought Infrastructure as SQL was a good idea. Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

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Infrastructure as SQL
It's 3AM and your service has gone down? You now have backups of all the infrastructure changes. Rollback to the most recently stable snapshot. Infrastructure state is data. Changing your infrastructure is a set of SQL queries to perform that read or change the data.


My lessons after moving from CloudFormation to CDK by location
Nowadays there is no doubt that 'Infrastructure as real code' is a way of cloud resources provisioning. CDK is an incredible way of doing this in the AWS ecosystem.


Announcing Build on AWS for Startups
Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the general availability of Build on AWS, a new offering from AWS Activate designed to help startups build their infrastructure on AWS in minutes.


Michael Wittig by Michael Wittig
Of the different API gateways offered by AWS, which option fits your needs? Check out this blog post or podcast episode and learn about five different types of API Gateways offered by AWS. #AmazonWebServices #awscommunity #serverless

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.

One Lambda, many languages by Ryan Cormack
Often, as developers we find ourselves in our comfort zone sticking to a formula that we know works. For me and my team this tends to be .NET running on Lambda. But when we need to expose a public synchronous API, the cold start times on Lambda create a subpar user experience.

How To Build Strong Security Guardrails in the AWS Cloud With Minimal Effort
Misconfigurations are the number one security concern in the cloud. That’s not surprising given that you’re moving faster in the AWS Cloud building and deploying several times at day. On top of that, AWS releases new features and services at a furious pace.

DynamoDB Stream use cases by Follow
I don't really understand @dynamodb streams. I need a use case that makes sense to me, so maybe a web app. What kinds of actions are best for this idea. Reporting services make sense, send an action after an 'update'. But beyond that, I need a reason that this is a cool.

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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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