Weekly update 10

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!

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.

New Posts

Hitchhiker’s guide to AWS Step Func­tions. I wrote a guest post for Epsagon on AWS Step Func­tions — what is it good for, how it works and its lim­i­ta­tions.

DevOps with Server­less. I gave a new talk at the Lon­don Java Com­mu­ni­ty this week, where I dis­cussed how DevOps with server­less is soooo much sim­pler. No more deal­ing with a gazil­lion num­ber of tools just to ship some code into an AWS envi­ron­ment and pro­vi­sion some resources.

Upcoming Talks

I’ll be in Ger­many for SRE­Con Europe this week to talk about doing chaos engi­neer­ing with server­less. And next week, I’ll make it a brace of Mon­i­tora­ma con­fer­ences this year and talk about build­ing observ­abil­i­ty into a server­less appli­ca­tion at Mon­i­tora­ma AMS.

Hope to see you there!

AWS Announcements

AWS announced a new t3 instance class for EC2.

Kine­sis data streams intro­duced enhanced fan-out and HTTP/2 sup­port to improve read through­put. I’m not sure how this impacts Lamb­da yet.

Good Reads

Paul John­ston pub­lished a nice arti­cle on Server­less Best Prac­tices. It sum­marised many of the lessons that I have learnt over the last cou­ple of years while work­ing with Lamb­da, it’s well worth a read!

Chris Munns pub­lished a webi­nar on Server­less appli­ca­tion pat­terns.

Tim Wag­n­er (who left AWS to join Coin­base recent­ly) talks about why Server­less and Blockchain is a good match.

Scott Helme pub­lished his new report of Alexa top 1 mil­lion web­sites.

Julia Evans shared some help­ful tips on man­ag­ing those stress­ful per­for­mance reviews!

The New Stack pub­lished an arti­cle on server­less test­ing in pro­duc­tion, fea­tur­ing a con­ver­sa­tion with Char­i­ty Majors.