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.