Hi, welcome to another weekly update!
MEAP update for Production-Ready Serverless
We have released 2 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.
Common Node8 mistakes in Lambda. I wrote a guest post for Serverless Inc. where we looked at 5 of the common mistakes people make when writing Lambda functions in Node.js 8.10. I have seen a number of clients make the same mistakes around the new async-await feature such as still using callbacks in the handler function, not using promisify or using async-await inside a forEach().
I delivered the opening keynote for ServerlessDays Milan and also gave a talk at DevSecCon London on serverless security. The slides are available on slideshare, and the recordings should be available in the days to come.
Lambda functions can now run for up to 15 minutes, up from 5 mins. Whilst it’s no doubt a useful addition, I don’t feel particularly excited about it. It’s not a generalised solution for the class of problems of “long running tasks”.
Athena finally lets you save the result of a query into a new table!
The Network Load Balancer (NLB) now supports inter-region VPC peering.
AWS Config added a bunch of new regions to its multi-account, multi-region aggregation.
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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
- Guys, we’re doing pagination wrong