Top Links from Issue #279

This issue was published on May 14, 2024

Amazon S3 will no longer charge for several HTTP error codes ❌

In this issue, AWS announces a new leader, S3 fixes a major billing issue, and OpenAI releases the first version of "Her". Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

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Amazon S3 will no longer charge for several HTTP error codes
Amazon S3 will make a change so unauthorized requests that customers did not initiate are free of charge.


Serverless: Applying Hexagonal Architecture at Multiple Levels by John Gilbert
Information hiding is the cornerstone of flexible software architecture. We hide the implementation details so that we can change the implementation without forcing clients to change.


Running code after returning a response from an AWS Lambda function by James Beswick
This post is written by Uri Segev, Principal Serverless Specialist SA. When you invoke an AWS Lambda function synchronously, you expect the function to return a response. For example, this is the case when a client invokes a Lambda function through Amazon API Gateway or from AWS Step Functions.


Build generative AI applications with Amazon Bedrock Studio (preview) by Antje Barth
Today, we’re introducing Amazon Bedrock Studio, a new web-based generative artificial intelligence (generative AI) development experience, in public preview.


How to Save Millions of Dollars in DynamoDB Cost — Part 1 by Farshidoo
To scan or not to scan — that is the question. Storing large amount of data in DynamoDB has a high cost. At the same time, reducing that cost is not free either. This is the story of how we reduced cost of one of our DynamoDB tables, and tried to keep the cost of the effort low.

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 Test Strategy
I was chatting with some colleagues today and the subject of test strategy for Serverless applications came up. I've worked with a few clients on Serverless applications over the last few years and this is the test strategy I tend to come back to.

Amazon Cognito introduces tiered pricing for machine-to-machine (M2M) usage
Amazon Cognito introduces pricing for machine-to-machine (M2M) authentication to better support continued growth and expand capabilities. There is no change to Amazon Cognito's user based pricing (monthly active users or MAUs).

Why I Stay with Serverless in 2024 😎
Back in 2017, I took my first steps into the serverless world using the Serverless Framework to deploy stuff on AWS Lambda. It was great for managing cloud resources with code. Initially, I used a bunch of YAML configurations, but honestly, YAML started to wear me out.

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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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