Weekly update 05

Hi, wel­come to anoth­er week­ly update!

I’m an AWS Serverless Hero!

First, I have an excit­ing news to share with you. AWS announced new cat­e­gories of their com­mu­ni­ty heroes pro­gram and I’m proud to be select­ed as one of the new Server­less Heroes, along­side some of the most influ­en­tial thought lead­ers in the server­less space.

It’s a big hon­our for me to receive this recog­ni­tion, and I hope to con­tin­ue to give val­ue back to the server­less com­mu­ni­ty!

Welcome IOpipe as our sponsor for July!

IOpipe is a server­less appli­ca­tion plat­form built for deep insights into your AWS Lamb­da func­tions and the resources they rely on, while still allow­ing you to use the tools and frame­works that suit your team. A few lines of code unlocks instant instru­men­ta­tion for each of your Lamb­da func­tions, includ­ing auto­mat­ic data, such as trig­ger event info, auto-labelling, and trac­ing. Watch as infor­ma­tion flows into IOpipe auto­mat­i­cal­ly across Func­tions, Regions, and even AWS accounts, from the stack trace lev­el to the appli­ca­tion lev­el. Need more? Imple­ment your own func­tion­al­i­ty with cus­tom plu­g­ins and work­flows. Try the 21-day free tri­al to learn more, and feel free to join us in the IOpipe Com­mu­ni­ty Slack.

MEAP update for Production-Ready Serverless

We have released a num­ber of new videos since the last update:

We will pub­lish the next videos on cap­tur­ing and for­ward­ing cor­re­la­tion IDs via SNS next week, and con­clude the cor­re­la­tion IDs unit. I have been work­ing on the next unit on per­for­mance and cold starts and hope to bring them to you soon!

And since so many of you have been so kind to ask about my cat and co-pre­sen­ter on the course, here is a pic­ture of Ada for all you cat lovers :-) I hope to have her in one of my videos again soon!

News from the serverless stratosphere

Since the last update, we have had some impor­tant announce­ments for Lamb­da.

SQS is now a sup­port­ed event source for Lamb­da

I have been wait­ing for this announce­ment for over two years, and it’s final­ly here! Fur­ther­more, both SAM and the Server­less frame­work (v1.28.0) has added sup­port for SQS already.

API Gate­way intro­duces pri­vate end­points

Anoth­er fre­quent­ly request­ed fea­ture is for the option to deploy an API Gate­way inside a VPC. This pro­tects us against denial-of-ser­vice attacks, as well as a host of oth­er attack vec­tors that comes with pub­licly acces­si­ble APIs.

Again, sup­port for this fea­ture is already added in v1.28.0 of the Server­less frame­work.

API Gate­way sup­ports resource poli­cies

Anoth­er real­ly cool fea­ture that was announced is the abil­i­ty to add resource poli­cies for API Gate­way, which allows you to con­trol access at the resource lev­el. This new fea­ture makes it sim­ple for you to restrict access to cer­tain IPs or IAM users and roles.

And you guessed it, it’s sup­port­ed by v1.28.0 of the Server­less frame­work.

ServerlessDays London

Final­ly, I’d like to share some news from the Server­less­Days con­fer­ence in Lon­don yes­ter­day.

There were many great talks, I espe­cial­ly enjoyed Dizzy Smith’s talk on how they dealt with Melt­down and Spec­tre at Dig­i­talO­cean. I gave the last talk of the day, on how we can apply prin­ci­ples of chaos engi­neer­ing to the server­less par­a­digm.

Here at DAZN, we are proud to be spon­sors of Server­less­Days. Quite a few of us were there, and we all enjoyed our­selves and met some fan­tas­tic, like-mind­ed peo­ple dur­ing the day!

With even more Server­less­Days hap­pen­ing in Vien­na, Ams­ter­dam, Milan and Seat­tle com­ing up, I can’t wait to attend even more of these events!