#107 — June 28, 2019

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Analyzing the Cost of Your Serverless Functions with Faast.jsfaast.js is a JavaScript toolset for working more seamlessly with serverless functions from JavaScript. This tutorial acts both as an introduction to faast.js and using it for something practical too.

Kyle Galbraith

A Lambda Layer to Speed Up All Your AWS Lambda Functions — You can easily improve the latency of AWS SDK operations by using HTTP keep alive but it’s not a standard part of the SDK.. so optimized-aws-sdk is a layer to introduce it more easily to your functions.

Yan Cui

Spin Up a GoCD Continuous Delivery Server in Less Than 5 Minutes — GoCD helps solve your CI/CD challenges with our first class pipelines, visualizations, and more. Now with our new GoCD Test Drive, you can quickly understand GoCD’s concepts and benefits that help your path to production.

ThoughtWorks - GoCD sponsor

Meet the Family: The 'Other' AWS Serverless Services — A lot of people treat serverless and FaaS as synonyms, but it’s just not the case, and this is a good demonstration of why.. S3, DynamoDB, and AppSync are ‘serverless’ too!

Yan Cui

AWS Lambda Console Now Shows Recent Invocations using CloudWatch Logs Insights — The monitoring tab in the Lambda console can show you statistics for the ten most recent function invocations.

Amazon Web Services, Inc.

Building a PDF Generator on AWS Lambda with Python and wkhtmltopdfwkhtmltopdf is a WebKit-based tool that converts HTML documents into PDFs.

Richard Keller

Common Serverless Framework Errors on AWS — A compilation of the most common errors you might run into on AWS when using the Serverless Framework and how you can resolve each of them.


The Container Conundrum — How do you ensure containers get the resources that they need when they need them? Check out our blog to learn more.

Turbonomic sponsor

Increasing Real-Time Stream Processing Performance with Amazon Kinesis Data Streams Enhanced Fan-out and AWS Lambda — That’s a meaty headline to digest, but essentially it’s about stream processing at higher scales by using Kinesis’s new(ish) “enhanced fan-out” option which can let you trigger Lambda functions more quickly. Here’s how it works, plus a practical demo with code.

Eric Johnson


Serverless Offline: Local Emulation of AWS Lambda and API Gateway — An interesting alternative to AWS SAM Local that supports Node, Python, and Ruby runtimes.

David Hérault

chrome-aws-lambda: A Chromium Binary for AWS Lambda — A project to make it easy to use a headless Chrome instance from your AWS Lambda serverless functions.

Alix Axel


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