Weekly update 18

Hi, welcome to another weekly update. Welcome Thundra as our sponsor for Feburary! It is my pleasure to welcome Thundra as sponsor for this month. Here’s a message from Thundra to explain what they’re building and their vision for Serverless observability. A serverless application eliminates operational burdens and you only pay for what you use …

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Lambda optimization tip – enable HTTP keep-alive

I recently watched an excellent talk by Matt Levin on optimization tips for Lambda and saw a slide on making DynamoDB use HTTP keep-alive. It reminded me of a conversation I had with Sebastian Cohnen, so I set out to test the effect this simple optimization has. What is it all about? As it turns out, …

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Weekly update 17

Hi, welcome to another weekly update. New posts You are thinking about serverless costs all wrong. This is my response to the click-bait article published in The Register that clearly illustrated widespread misunderstanding when it comes to understanding the financial benefits of serverless. Many have discussed the cost savings serverless can give you in terms …

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Subscribe SQS to a SNS topic in another AWS account with CloudFormation, and gotchas!

A use case happened at work recently, where we need to subscribe a SQS queue to a SNS topic running in another AWS account. On the surface this seems like something many people would need to do, and indeed I was able to find an official tutorial pretty quickly. But the tutorial is all “click …

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You are thinking about serverless costs all wrong

The Register published an article right before Christmas 2018. It had a somewhat provocative title, and somehow it ended up in my inbox from a few different sources. I felt the whitepaper the article refers to provided some interesting analysis. But the case studies it used to make its point are not representative of what …

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Weekly update 15

Hi, welcome to another weekly update! MEAP update for Production-Ready Serverless We have released 3 new videos on my video course Production-Ready Serverless! You don’t need VPC’s to secure your functions FunctionShield Encapsulate common middleware with a wrapper I have recorded the last chapter on canary deployments, which should be with you shortly. Remember, whilst the …

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