Top Links from Issue #99

This issue was published on July 21, 2020

Modeling business logic flows in serverless applications... 📈

In this issue, we get a Q2 serverless recap, someone realizes that NAT Gateways are expensive, and we learn how to model our apps for simpler evolutions. Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

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Modeling business logic flows in serverless applications by James Beswick
Serverless applications can help you develop more agile applications that can scale automatically. By using serverless services in your architecture, this reduces the amount of boilerplate code. It also helps offload complex tasks to specialized services.


Using the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) by Andrew May
I've recently done some work to compare the AWS Serverless Application Model to the Serverless Framework for building and deploying .NET Core based Lambda functions to AWS, and have started to deploy a number of Lambda functions that were built using the Serverless Application Model (SAM).


Lessons in Serverless Tech. 1 - NAT GW is expensive. by Audrius Kucinskas
In our last AWS bill we found an additional $4k (total bill was 8k) increase what appeared to be NAT Gateway traffic cost. After tracking down recent pull requests, we found one obscure change that essentially added VPC(which routed all traffic through NAT GW) to a global `serverless.


ICYMI: Serverless Q2 2020
Welcome to the 10th edition of the AWS Serverless ICYMI (in case you missed it) quarterly recap. Every quarter, we share all of the most recent product launches, feature enhancements, blog posts, webinars, Twitch live streams, and other interesting things that you might have missed!


Crash Course on AWS CDK and Serverless with REST API and Data Lake Analytical Querying by Renato Byrro
This is a hands-on course on how to deploy a fully Serverless web app using the AWS CDK. You will learn how to: You can use the resources declared in this demo application as a starting point to mix and adapt to your own architectures later, which should save you quite some time.

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.

5 Popular Use Cases for Going Serverless by Mariliis Retter
Since 2014 when AWS launched AWS Lambda and kickstarted the serverless movement, going serverless has grown exponentially for organizations of all sizes from one-man start-ups to huge listed global enterprises.

AWS Serverless: you might not need third party monitoring by Rehan van
I hardly ever find myself reaching for third party monitoring services these days. I rather use the AWS native observability, monitoring and alerting services.

Vue Serverless Side Rendering with AWS Lambda@Edge by David Porter
Single Page Apps (SPAs) are great. I'm a big fan. You can offload all that HTML generation to the client, and SPAs make up the 'J' and 'M' in JAM stack. An important distinction in sites built with JAM stack is that the SPA is served by a CDN and not a traditional web server.

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Jeremy is an AWS Serverless Hero that has a soft spot for helping people solve problems using serverless, and 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, the Serverless Chats podcast, and at (virtual) conferences around the world.


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