Top Links from Issue #277

This issue was published on April 30, 2024

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Most Popular Links

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Boost Your Lambdas with Powertools by Kasun de Silva
AWS Lambda Powertools for Python is a comprehensive suite of utilities designed to enhance the development of serverless applications using AWS Lambda. It simplifies logging, tracing, metric gathering, and more, allowing developers to focus more on business logic rather than boilerplate code.


Mastering DynamoDB: Essential Techniques for Modern Data Modeling by Tudor Ioan Marin
Handling data in the cloud is no small feat. In a world where everything needs to scale, databases are in a league of their own. CAP theorem states that a distributed data store can only simultaneously provide two out of three guarantees: consistency , availability , and partition tolerance .


Run scalable, enterprise-grade generative AI workloads with Cohere Command R & R+, now available in Amazon Bedrock by Veliswa Boya
In November 2023, we made two new Cohere models available in Amazon Bedrock (Cohere Command Light and Cohere Embed English). Today, we’re announcing the addition of two more Cohere models in Amazon Bedrock; Cohere Command R and Command R+.


Serverless Event Sourcing & CQRS (Part 1) by Serverless Advocate
In this article, we are going to cover two related architectural patterns that people typically would have heard of, and also typically thought were the same thing. It is the two related patterns of event sourcing and CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Segregation).


How serverless security shifts to the left by Ike Gabriel Yuson
Imagine not managing and provisioning servers. Imagine only focusing on deploying code and not worrying about infrastructure. The benefits of serverless might arguably abstract away a whole operations team.

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.

Secure AWS Lambda: JWT Token Authentication Using Node JS. by Shubham Chavan
Hey there, in the world of cloud computing and serverless setups, keeping things safe and sound is a big deal. That’s where JWT (JSON Web Tokens) steps in. It’s like your trusty lock and key for securely passing info between your apps and services.

Navigating through failures, build resilient serverless systems by Jimmy Dahlqvist
Your browser does not support the audio element. Navigating failures! Building resilient serverless workloads! I have been building and architecting serverless systems for almost a decade now, for a variety of companies, from small start-ups to large enterprises.

AI Serverless Applications with Amazon Bedrock: A Step-by-Step Guide by AlamedaDev
With serverless computing, you don’t have to worry about the heavy lifting of running servers or managing resources. It’s all about focusing on your app’s features.

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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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