Weekly update 09

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Hi, welcome to another weekly update!

MEAP update for Production-Ready Serverless

We have released 4 new videos on my video course Production-Ready Serverless!

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.

A few words from my friends at Build Circle

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New Posts

Serverless vs Containers. I wrote a guest post for Logz.io on the debate of serverless vs containers. I looked at the state of each and current adoption trends, and dived into the usual arguments of:

  • control vs responsibility
  • maturity of the ecosystem
  • vendor lock-in

And I gave my honest assessment of where I think the future is, and how I see the 2 paradigms developing.

AWS Announcements

AppSync now supports Aurora database as well as DynamoDB.

Good Reads

Another insightful Twitter thread from the one and only Simon Wardley.

A quick reminder by Rachel Dines on how S3 costs work.

A good Twitter thread from Alex DeBrie about Serverless framework plugins and when best to use them.

Jerry Hargrove (aka awsgeek) posted his notes on EKS!

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Hi, I’m Yan. I’m an AWS Serverless Hero and the author of Production-Ready Serverless.

I specialise in rapidly transitioning teams to serverless and building production-ready services on AWS.

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