Top Links from Issue #169

This issue was published on December 21, 2021

Wrapping up 2021! 🎁

In this issue, we wrap up 2021 with some thoughts on DynamoDB data integrity, look at what's next for serverless databases, and share plenty of tutorials and reading for the holiday break. Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

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22 serverless updates from re:Invent 2021 you need to know by Taavi Rehemägi
If you’re a 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗵𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗮𝘀𝘁, we’ve collected the most important serverless updates from re:Invent 2021 you need to know about.


Ensuring Data Integrity with DynamoDB by Jeremy Daly.
DynamoDB is an incredibly powerful NoSQL database. It’s schema-less, which gives you lots of flexibility, but it also means that you are responsible for managing the integrity of your data.


10x development speed with local serverless debugging
In this article you’ll find out how to 10x your development speed with local serverless debugging.


Serverless Scheduling with Amazon EventBridge, AWS Lambda, and Amazon DynamoDB by Peter Grman
Many applications perform scheduled tasks. For instance, you might want to automatically publish an article at a given time, change prices for offers which were defined weeks in advance, or notify customers 8 hours before a flight. These might be one-off tasks, or recurring ones.

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 AWS Lambda Function Monitoring Made Easy by Connor Gillis
Shepherd is an easy-to-use open-source tool for developers to monitor your AWS Lambda functions at a glance.Connor Gillis3 days ago·4 min readAWS & Serverless Architecture OverviewAmazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading provider of serverless computing.

Tech predictions for 2022 and beyond by Dr. Werner Vogels
We have reached an inflection point. After AWS pioneered cloud technology more than 15 years ago, cloud infrastructure has evolved to a place where we are seeing all parts of the cloud reach practically anywhere on the planet—and even into space.

AWS Step Functions: Advanced by Warren Parad
This is the advanced guide to using AWS Step Functions. Step functions enable complex state machines. They track state and execute lambdas exactly when you want them to be used. That is when everything goes well, but happen when it doesn’t?

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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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