Top Links from Issue #280

This issue was published on May 21, 2024

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Most Popular Links

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Elasticsearch accelerates building AI search apps on serverless by Yaru Lin
Build tailored experiences with Elastic. Search and analytics, data ingestion, and visualization – all at your fingertips.


Announcing Amazon S3 Reduced Redundancy Storage
Discover more about what's new at AWS with Announcing Amazon S3 Reduced Redundancy Storage


Project IDX, Google’s next-gen IDE, is now in open beta by Frederic Lardinois
At it’s annual Google I/O 2024 developer conference on Tuesday, Google announced that Project IDX, the company’s next-gen, AI-centric browser-based development environment, is now in open beta. The company first launched it as an invite-only service gated by a waitlist in August.


Risks of decisions up front with event-driven architecture
When we kick of new projects or features, we often have this pressure to get things right up front. Design the solution and build it. How can we build the right thing up front when knowledge is gained over time? Knowledge about practices, technology and more importantly the domain.


Using the circuit-breaker pattern with AWS Lambda extensions and Amazon DynamoDB by James Beswick
This post is written by Alan Oberto Jimenez, Senior Cloud Application Architect, and Tobias Drees, Cloud Application Architect. Modern software systems frequently rely on remote calls to other systems across networks.

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 Event Sourcing & CQRS (Part 2) by Serverless Advocate
In this series, we 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).

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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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