Top Links from Issue #262

This issue was published on January 16, 2024

Serverless Motivation 😓

In this issue, Amazon CloudWatch gives us account level subscription filters, applications open for AWS Community Builders, and serverless gets rusty. Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

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Development Best Practices (The Ultimate Guide to AWS Lambda Development Chapter 1) by George Mao
Chapter 1 of this guide focuses on themes you should follow during your development lifecycle. There are 7 themes we will walk through. Lets go! If you have questions or would like to discuss, join us in Discord at #BelieveInServerless!


Why DynamoDB Is (Still) My First Pick for Serverless
I recently participated in some discussions on where should a team put their data for new, serverless micro-services. The usual suspects were all mentioned: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Aurora, and even MongoDB.


Building a Massively Concurrent SMS Infrastructure on AWS: A Serverless Architecture Pattern Breakdown by Kevin Mesiab
The Exploding Demand Problem — Modern businesses live and die based on reaching customers. If your SMS notifications can’t scale on day one, you lose. We all know the overnight explosion stories…


Rust and Lambda by Benjamen Pyle
Rust and Lambda are new friends. Sure, there’s a great deal of momentum lately around Rust but the language has been around for almost 20 years. It struggled to take off early on but has seen its adoption increase since the creation of the Rust Foundation in 2021


Amazon CloudWatch Logs now supports account level subscription filter
Amazon CloudWatch Logs is excited to announce support for creating account-level subscription filters using the put-account-policy API.

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.

Does Step Function's new TestState API make end-to-end tests obsolete? by Yan Cui
Step Function added support for testing individual states [1] with the new TestState API [2]. Which lets you execute individual states with the following: With the TestState API, you can thoroughly test every state and achieve close to 100% coverage of a state machine.

How to create Private DynamoDB tables accessible only within a VPC
DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service known for its low latency and high scalability. Like most other AWS services, it’s protected by AWS IAM. So, despite being a publically accessible service, your data is secure.

Applications are Open for the AWS Community Builder Program 2024!
The wait is over!! The highly anticipated AWS Community Builder Program 2024 is now open for applications. This program offers a unique opportunity to dive deeper into cloud computing, connect with industry leaders, and contribute to a thriving community.

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About the Author

Jeremy is the CEO and Founder of Ampt 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 conferences around the world.


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