Top Links from Issue #157

This issue was published on September 28, 2021

Getting serious about the serverless developer experience 🧑‍💻

In this issue, AWS scoops up Stackery, Lambda gets an ML team, and we get our first case of #ServerlessConferenceFOMO in a very long time. Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

Below are the most popular links from Issue #157 as chosen by our Off-by-none email subscribers. Sign up for the newsletter and help choose the most popular links each week!


Congrats to @stackeryio ! Looks like @awscloud 's #serverless developer experience is going to be getting a whole lot better!
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How to Create a Very Inexpensive Serverless Database by Alan Bird
Cloud object storage can used as a powerful, very inexpensive databaseAlan BirdFollowSep 24 · 9 min readWould you believe you can use a serverless database that is fully managed, massively scalable, highly available, and so inexpensive that for $5/month you can store hundreds of millions of records


How to build a serverless event-driven workflow with AWS Glue and Amazon EventBridge(Part 1)? by Workfall
AWS GlueHow to build a serverless event-driven workflow with AWS Glue and Amazon EventBridge(Part 1)?WorkfallJust now·10 min readHave you ever wondered how huge IT companies construct their ETL pipelines for production? Are you curious about how TBs and ZBs of data are effortlessly captured and rap


Dougal Ballantyne @ the office most days! by Dougal Ballantyne @ the office most days!
One of the significant growth areas for the #AWS #Lambda biz is devs using Function-as-a-Service aka #serverless for ML! I'm building a new team solely focused on making this a delightful experience for our customers. Are you the person to lead that team?


Top 6 AWS Lambda Monitoring Tools by work
This article will cover the top 6 AWS Lambda monitoring tools and explain how they work and are used. Monitoring AWS Lambda performance plays a crucial part in your everyday AWS Lambda usage.

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.

Low hanging fruit to reduce API Gateway to Lambda latency by Jaewoo Ahn
Are you latency-obsessed? Even if you are not, there is no harm in reducing your latencies, right? In this post, I’ll introduce one of the way to reduce the latency from API Gateway to Lambda. Oh, don’t confuse it with reducing Lambda cold/warm start.

Behind the scenes, AWS Lambda
Writing code and deploying it to AWS Lambda is as easy as baking a cake (depending on the type of cake). Lambda performs the heavy lifting for you, from provisioning to scaling. But where is the magic happening and how does it actually work under the hood? Lets find out together!

Saga Pattern: Misconceptions and Serverless Solution on AWS by Adi Simon
In this article we will look at a few of the common misconceptions about the Saga pattern and see how the Saga pattern can be implemented using AWS serverless services.

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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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