Top Links from Issue #162

This issue was published on November 2, 2021

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Most Popular Links

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Chris Lentz by Chris Lentz
Cisco is shutting down @epsagon.


Architecture Pattern Library by Eetu Tuomala
We at the MaaS Global go serverless-first when we build our mobile app's backend service. Since 2016 when we started to develop the service, we've used Lambdas, API Gateways, and other managed services that AWS offers.


Serverless Email Notifications in AWS by Ben Johnson
If you’re like me, you’ve always been attracted to serverless websites, but have found yourself wondering if a serverless design can fulfill all of your needs. I maintain websites for several small businesses, and one of the key features which I need is contact forms.


Announcing AWS SAM Accelerate - quickly test code changes against the cloud (public preview)
The AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) announces a public preview of AWS SAM Accelerate. The AWS SAM CLI is a developer tool that makes it easier to build, locally test, package, and deploy serverless applications.


AWS Lambda Environment Variables Best Practices by Ran Isenberg
According to the official AWS Lambda documentation, environment variables are a tool that allows you to adjust your function’s behavior without updating the lambda’s code.

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.

Serverless Solution to Offload Polling for Asynchronous Operation Status Using Amazon S3 by Cristian Gherghinescu
Asynchronous APIs come with several advantages like decoupling, scaling, and resilience. However, as there is no such thing as a 'free meal', you need to consider the added complexity both on the client and server-side.

Accelerating serverless development with AWS SAM Accelerate
Building a serverless application changes the way developers think about testing their code. Previously, developers would emulate the complete infrastructure locally and only commit code ready for testing. However, with serverless, local emulation can be more complex.

SenseDeep DynamoDB Studio
Introducing the SenseDeep DynamoDB Studio. SenseDeep has a complete DynamoDB developer studio to support your DynamoDB designs and single-table development.

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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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