Top Links from Issue #160

This issue was published on October 19, 2021

Changing how we build cloud apps 🌩

In this issue, Serverless Cloud launches its Public Preview, we discuss serverless complexity, and we pretend we've never written recursive invocations. Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

Below are the most popular links from Issue #160 as chosen by our Off-by-none email subscribers. Sign up for the newsletter and help choose the most popular links each week!


AWS Lambda battle 2021: performance comparison for all languages (cold and warm start) by Aleksandr Filichkin
Let’s compare the performance of all supported runtimes + 2 custom runtimes (Rust and GraalVM). Will compare cold start and warm.


Luc van Donkersgoed by Luc van Donkersgoed
1. Code is a liability, use services (Step Functions!) where possible 2. Don't emulate the cloud, extend your dev env with an AWS sandbox 3. Integration test the shit out of your serverless apps, since 90% of their functionality are integrations


Go Macro, then Micro by ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
This post shows you how we improved our application’s maintainability, observability, and onboarding time, using StepFunction, applying the concept “go macro, then micro”.


Two Gotchas for ARM-based Lambda
The announcement of Graviton2 support for AWS Lambda, which boasts “up to 19 percent better performance at 20 percent lower cost”1 compared to its x86-based predecessor, has left many of us wondering “great, so what’s the catch?” For the vast majority of developers, there is no catch—alm


Deployment of SaaS Serverless feature to customer’s AWS environment by Anastasia Zhivaeva
Many Software Architects try to solve the problem of multi-tenant SaaS applications in terms of tenant isolation and security. In this article, I’ll tell you about one of the ways to solve the problem by deploying the SaaS Serverless feature to the customer’s AWS environment.

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.

Avoiding recursive invocation with Amazon S3 and AWS Lambda by James Beswick
Serverless applications are often composed of services sending events to each other. In one common architectural pattern, Amazon S3 send events for processing with AWS Lambda.

Production ready Serverless — Application Architecture by satish1v
In the last blog post, I talked about building an application using a serverless stack. I have deliberately kept it to a simple to-do application as the blog series aims to discuss Productionizing the serverless application. But when it comes to the Todo application, we need much more than that.

Introducing Serverless Cloud by Jeremy Daly
Introducing the hyper-productive serverless app platform with single second deployments! We’ve championed serverless development since the beginning, but let’s be honest, it’s gotten way too complicated.

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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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