#116 — August 30, 2019

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Getting Started With Serverless WebAssembly — You’ve probably heard of WebAssembly and why it’s a powerful tool in the browser but here we get to learn more about its utility in the serverless realm, before moving on to a demo involving Rust and Cloudflare Workers.

Robert Aboukhalil

Publishing Lambda Layers Using SAR — The Serverless Application Repository (SAR) is basically a public collection of CloudFormation templates, and publishing a template containing just a Lambda Layer provides numerous organizational advantages..

Gojko Adzic

Monitor All Performance Data from Your Serverless Functions in One Place — Datadog’s AWS X-Ray integration allows you to visualize requests as they travel across your serverless architecture for even greater visibility. Start a free trial today.

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Architect 6.0: Introducing Ruby, Python, and CloudFormation SupportArchitect is an interesting way to create and deploy serverless apps and now works with JavaScript, Ruby and Python.

Ryan Block

A New Way to Create, Develop and Deploy Twilio Functions — Twilio Functions is a FaaS platform oriented entirely around Twilio’s own telephony and communications services and now it supports deploying functions via an API. Here’s how it all works, and it’s pretty neat.

Stefan Judis

Startup Rockset Adds SQL to DynamoDB — Rockset, the serverless search and analytics startup, has unveiled a SQL platform targeting AWS DynamoDB.


AWS's Machine to Cloud Connectivity Framework — I doubt many readers will be potential customers for this, but it’s neat to see AWS considering the needs of big industry through a serverless approach. This new framework provides a secure way to hook up factory equipment to AWS and ultimately manage factory work in a serverless, event-driven way.

Amazon Web Services

Managing Multiple Environments with AWS Amplify — If AWS Amplify is for you, you might also like Jan’s other recent posts about setting up an Amplify project with CI/CD and end-to-end testing of Amplify apps.

Jan Hesters

Video for Serverless — Mux Video is an API-first platform, powered by data and designed by video experts to make beautiful video possible for every development team.

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'Serving My Serverless Personal Website with AWS' — One developer’s story of setting up a statically generated, GitHub-deployed blog on AWS complete with HTTPS by using Lambda (via an aborted attempt at using Lambda@Edge) and a GitHub webhook. I think we’ve all got tales like this..

Jordan Matelsky

▶  Discussing Serverless Security in the Real World — The Serverless Chats podcast is already up to episode 11 and this time they discuss security in the serverless context, how the attack vectors differ, and how to improve the security posture of your functions.

Serverless Chats podcast

A Simple Event-Sourcing Example with Snapshots using Lambda and DynamoDB

Yan Cui