#126 — November 8, 2019

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Serverless for the Enterprise with Microsoft Azure — A round-up of a few features Microsoft has been introducing at this week’s Ignite event, including functions with network isolation and no cold start, and simplified secrets management.

Jeff Hollan (Microsoft)

Azure Functions' Premium Plan Now Generally Available — Related to the above item, Azure Functions now has a Premium plan which offers pre-warmed instances, customizable scaling, longer maximum execution time (up to an hour!) and more.


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▶  Getting Started with Serverless — A special episode of the popular serverless podcast where the host, Jeremy Daly, outlines a number of topics for people learning serverless and includes clips from his previous guests to back up each point.

Serverless Chats podcast

Improved VPC Networking for AWS Lambda Functions Extends to More Regions — We’ve featured this story before (if you’re a AWS Lambda user using VPC networks, it’s a big deal) but this week’s update is that many more regions (including us-west-1 and two of the biggest European ones) now have the improvements too.

Amazon Web Services

Four More Uncommon Ways to Invoke Your Serverless Functions on AWS — The last in a series of posts covering 12 ‘less common’ ways that AWS Lambda functions can be invoked. This time we see AWS CodeDeploy, CodePipeline, Pinpoint, and ALB.

Alex Casalboni

How to Build Data-Driven GitHub Badges with Node and OpenFaaS Cloud — Learn how you can write your own data-driven GitHub badges for your projects and codebases on GitHub.

Alex Ellis

Rethinking Serverless Architectures with Eventbridge — Reflections upon the changes that AWS EventBridge brings to the way you can build serverless apps.

Sarjeel Yusuf

How Do You Manage So Many Serverless Functions? — By grouping them into services based on well-defined patterns and implementing some reasonable optimizations.

John Gilbert

How We Host Our Static Website — How to use S3, CloudFront, and Serverless Components to deploy a static site on AWS.

Hoang Le

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The API Gateway Security Risk You Need to Pay Attention to — The default rate limits on API Gateway mean there’s a way for a bad actor to bring down all of your APIs in one region by hitting just one of them.

Yan Cui

Structuring a Real-World Serverless App — I’m filing this under ‘opinion’ because there are numerous ways to approach the matter, but it’s always good to see how one person’s thought process works.

Frank Wang