Top Links from Issue #165

This issue was published on November 23, 2021

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Most Popular Links

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What 18 months using Single Table Pattern have taught me by Vinicius Ronconi
If you have been working in the software development industry for a long time, you probably learnt to work with databases using a relational database. It can be MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle or any other system. No matter the flavour, you’re certainly used to joining data between tables.


A Review on SNS, SQS, and EventBridge and when to use what by E.Y.
I’ve been using SNS/SQS at work, and recently also tried EventBridge at my hobby project. I found them all been very useful in different scenarios, and would like to share my feedback on them. Basically you are weighing high throughput vs. reliability:


Step Functions with API Gateway integration, good idea? by Jérôme Van Der Linden
I’m currently testing AWS Step Functions direct integration with Amazon API Gateway. The aim is to make an API call directly from my state machine, rather than from an intermediary Lambda function. Eventually, it can improve the performance and possibly reduce the cost too. Let’s have a look.


AWS Cognito Pricing and Features – 2021
What Is Amazon Cognito? It is a service introduced by AWS (Amazon Web Services) which allows users to add authentication to projects, it allows users to sign in with different social identity providers, and scales to millions of users and requests.


AWS State Machines — Decouple and Orchestrate Lambda Functions by Marc Khair
I recently wrote an article about AWS Lambda. My article served as a quick introduction to the service and its functionalities. In this article, we explore another great asset in your AWS serverless arsenal: Step Functions, and specifically State Machines.

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.

Generate awesome PDFs on AWS Lambda with @react-pdf/renderer, NodeJS and Webpack by Juan Andrés Castro
Learn how to build a Lambda function that renders an PDF made by @react-pdf/renderer library and easily manage the deployment with serverless. Create the serverless.yml file into the root folder. The configuration below lets you:

AWS Lambda — Steer Clear Of These Pitfalls by PatchDuty Inc
Serverless architecture has become one of the most efficient ways to manage variable workloads. The approach to build and run applications without having to manage the underlying infrastructure has to be a gift from heaven for Full Stack engineers to SREs and DevOps professionals.

Amazon S3 to AWS StepFunctions pattern
Amazon S3 is easily my top pick from the vast catalog of different AWS services. Considering its features and the consistency guarantees, it really is an engineering marvel.

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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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