Top Links from Issue #171

This issue was published on January 11, 2022

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In this issue, rogue open-source breaks the AWS-CDK, Typescript Lambdas get some powertools, and 'dynamic crons' become all the rage. Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

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AWS Offers a TypeScript Interface for Lambda Observability by Joab Jackson
Cloud giant Amazon Web Services has released a suite of tools to help TypeScript developers extract meaningful observability data from their serverless AWS Lambda jobs. Introduced in Beta, the AWS Lambda Powertools TypeScript “provides a suite of utilities for Node.


Package your NodeJS Lambda functions individually with esbuild for faster cold-start times by Chris Armstrong
Learn about packaging your NodeJS-based AWS Lambda functions with esbuild for improved cold start times and reduced deployment package size This article was originally posted on my development blog, where you can find other articles about TypeScript, AWS, Lambda and open source.


AWS Lambda now supports ES Modules and Top-Level Await for Node.js 14
AWS Lambda functions using the Node.js 14 runtime now support code packaged as ECMAScript modules, allowing Lambda customers to consume a wider range of JavaScript packages in their Lambda functions. In addition, Lambda customers can now take advantage of ‘top-level await’, a Node.


Using Node.js ES modules and top-level await in AWS Lambda by James Beswick
This post is written by Dan Fox, Principal Specialist Solutions Architect, Serverless. AWS Lambda now enables the use of ECMAScript (ES) modules in Node.js 14 runtimes.


Announcing the Point In Time Scheduler Public Preview by Michael Bahr
Back in 2019 we’ve seen a lot of articles covering mechanisms for serverless ad-hoc scheduling. It’s clear that developers want to schedule events while benefiting from serverless principles like pay-per-usage, scaling to zero, and not having to run yet another cluster yourself.

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.

How to Structure a Python AWS Serverless Project by Filip Wojciechowski
I haven't been able to find much guidance on how to structure AWS serverless projects written in Python.

TypeScript Types for AWS Lambda by Max Rohde
TypeScript is an excellent language for writing AWS Lambda functions.

Announcing AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) CLI support for local testing of AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK)
Today AWS is announcing the general availability of AWS Serverless Application Model CLI (AWS SAM CLI) support for local testing of AWS Cloud Development Kit applications. AWS SAM and AWS CDK are both open-source frameworks for building applications using infrastructure as code (IaC).

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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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