Top Links from Issue #163

This issue was published on November 9, 2021

Serverless containers, again. 🧐

In this issue, serverless containers are here again, we learn some more serverless patterns, and I share some things I've learned over 24 years in tech. Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

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AWS Serverless Multi-Tier Architectures with Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda
This whitepaper illustrates how innovations from Amazon Web Services (AWS) can be used to change the way you design multi-tier architectures and implement popular patterns such as microservices, mobile back ends, and single page applications.


5 Anti-Patterns to Avoid in Lambda based Apps
Lambda is not a prescriptive service and provides broad functionality for you to build applications as needed. While this flexibility is important, it can also lead to designs that are technically functional but may be suboptimal from an architecture and cost point of view.


James Beswick by James Beswick
🆕 More new Serverless Patterns this week - now more than 100! - API Gateway to Fargate (@glanncjw) - API Gateway with IAM authorizer (@rafaelliu) - DynamoDB to Kinesis (@MiGodau) - Fargate to SQS (@glanncjw) - EventBridge to SNS #serverl


Deep Knowledge of AWS Lambda by Yogesh Nile
Serverless has seen a major uptake in recent years, becoming industries unto themselves, with AWS Lambda leading the way.


Jeremy Daly by Jeremy Daly
Yesterday I turned 43 and realized I've been in #tech for 24 years (I got paid to create my first "professional" website in 1997). Here's 24 things I've learned over the past 24 years. Perhaps you'll find them useful on your journey.

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.

Build a fault-tolerant, serverless data aggregation pipeline with exactly-once processing
The business problem of real-time data aggregation is faced by customers in various industries like manufacturing, retail, gaming, utilities, and financial services. In a previous post, we discussed an example from the banking industry: real-time trade risk aggregation.

DynamoDb data modelling by Bart in ‘t Veld
An overview of how some DynamoDb projects model their data in DynamoDb tables to reduce cost and define relations between entities. Recently, we have been diving into the AWS and serverless ecosystem. With this came the use of DynamoDB as our database of choice for multiple projects.

DynamoDB Single Table Design - How to use a GSI?
Single table design is a data modelling approach for NoSQL where you group different data items by partition key on the same table. When you use this approach with DynamoDB, Global Secondary Indexes (GSIs) are an important component to ensure data can be accessed efficiently.

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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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