Hi, welcome to another weekly update!
MEAP update for Production-Ready Serverless
We have released a number of new videos on my video course Production-Ready Serverless:
- auto-capture incoming correlation IDs via SNS messages
- forward correlation IDs via SNS messages
We will publish the next videos on cold starts soon. Remember, whilst the course is still in the MEAP, you can get 40% off the face price using the code ytcui.
I have also turned this course into a classroom setting, so if you’re interested in having me run this as a workshop in your company, then drop me a line via the Contact page.
All the videos from #WeAreDevelopers 2018 is available. Here’s the slides and video for my talk on building a realtime multiplayer mobile game with Akka.
Recording of my webinar with Ory Segal, CTO of PureSec, is now available on YouTube. We discussed a number of topics around serverless and security, as showed off a quick demo of how PureSec can help you protect your serverless application.
My wish list for AWS Lambda in 2018. Hot on the heels of the SQS announcement, I came up with a list of features I would love to see from AWS Lambda. Amongst these include:
- ability to pay for a pool of warm containers & ENIs
- ability to pipe logs to a Kinesis stream without first going through CloudWatch Logs
- predicative scaling
- finalizer handler to clean up resources when a container garbage collected
IAM introduces permissions boundaries. This plugs a big gap in the current IAM permission model, where anyone with the permission to create new IAM roles can create more permissive roles than their own. Check out this thread by Ben Kehoe, which accurately summarises the problem as well as limitations with the new feature.
A game-changing update from @AWSIdentity today. IAM Permissions boundaries let you control what permissions a user can delegate to an IAM role they create. Details and caveats follow… https://t.co/f6qHQJRsa9
— Ben Kehoe (@ben11kehoe) July 13, 2018
S3 announces increased request rate performance. This is huge, and removes the performance bottleneck with S3 that required us to use randomized keys in the past.
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I’m an AWS Serverless Hero and the author of Production-Ready Serverless. I have run production workload at scale in AWS for nearly 10 years and I have been an architect or principal engineer with a variety of industries ranging from banking, e-commerce, sports streaming to mobile gaming. I currently work as an independent consultant focused on AWS and serverless.
In this course, we’ll cover everything you need to know to use AWS Step Functions service effectively. Including basic concepts, HTTP and event triggers, activities, design patterns and best practices.
Here is a complete list of all my posts on serverless and AWS Lambda. In the meantime, here are a few of my most popular blog posts.
- Lambda optimization tip – enable HTTP keep-alive
- You are thinking about serverless costs all wrong
- Many faced threats to Serverless security
- We can do better than percentile latencies
- I’m afraid you’re thinking about AWS Lambda cold starts all wrong
- Yubl’s road to Serverless
- AWS Lambda – should you have few monolithic functions or many single-purposed functions?
- AWS Lambda – compare coldstart time with different languages, memory and code sizes
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