#148 — May 1, 2020

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Using AWS CodeBuild to Execute Administrative Tasks — A look at using AWS CodeBuild to run scheduled or adhoc jobs. It’s not the first tool you'd think of but the flexibility and power is pretty neat if you want to run >1 minute long tasks in a serverless fashion on a full Linux runtime. GitHub Actions can be used in a similar way too.

Gojko Adzic

JAMstack Functions: A Directory of Serverless Functions for JAMstack Apps — A cookbook of serverless functions that are ready to be used in your Jamstack app deployed to Netlify or Vervel featuring recipes for Mailchimp, Stripe, Google Sheets and more.

Lee Robinson

End-to-End Observability for Serverless Environments — Monitor & troubleshoot serverless functions to get the full picture of what they're doing & why they fail. Optimize service costs, troubleshoot issues quickly & reduce MTTR with full data correlation, payload visibility & automated tracing. Try Free.

Epsagon sponsor

You Can Now Do Serverless Streaming ETL with AWS Glue — If you want to analyze data on the fly as it arrives, you can now use AWS Glue (AWS’s ETL service) with streaming platforms like Kinesis Data Streams or Kafka which opens up a lot of opportunities as demonstrated here.

Danilo Poccia (AWS)

OpenShift Serverless Now Generally Available — Red Hat OpenShift Serverless delivers Kubernetes-native, event-driven primitives for microservices, containers, and Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) implementations with out-of-the-box traffic routing and security capabilities.

Brian Tannous (Red Hat)

Serverless Inc. Announces HTTP API Troubleshooting — This is HTTP APIs in the Amazon API Gateway sense, BTW ;-) You also need a (free) Framework Pro account for this.

Fernando Medina Corey (Serverless, Inc.)

Level Up Your Serverless Applications with AWS Lambda Ready Partners — The AWS Lambda Partners program validates third party tool suppliers for following AWS Lambda best practices. The first batch of partners includes companies like Datadog, Epsagon, and Snyk, who you’ll have seen in this very newsletter from time to time :-)

Amazon Web Services

▶  Serverless Event-Based Automation with PowerShell and Azure Functions — How to use PowerShell to automate resources via Azure Functions. Microsoft clearly sees Functions as a powerful tool in the automation of non serverless resources too.

Microsoft Mechanics

The Database for Serverless Real-time Applications — An in-depth look into the Aggregator Leaf Tailer Architecture (ALT) used by Rockset to auto-scale ingest and queries independently for fast queries on fresh data.

Rockset sponsor

Decoupling Larger Applications with Amazon EventBridge — How to use an event-based architecture to decouple services and functional areas of applications. (EventBridge is AWS’s serverless app-to-app event bus.)

James Beswick (AWS)

Sharing Code Dependencies with AWS Lambda Layers

Marta Tatiana Musik

A One Month Update to AWS Lambda's .NET Core 3.1 Support — Just a brief reflection on features that came out with .NET Core 3.1 Lambda that didn’t make it into the original announcement as well as other updates since.

Norm Johanson (AWS)

Middy 1.0: A Node Middleware Framework for AWS Lambda — Middy’s aim is to make writing serverless functions (hosted on AWS Lambda) easier by providing a familiar middleware abstraction to Node developers. The example in this post shows off the main benefit.

Luciano Mammino