#160 — July 24, 2020

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Amazon's Serverless Q2 2020 'In Case You Missed It' Roundup — Each quarter, AWS puts together a ‘ICYMI’ post rounding up and recapping what happened over the past few months, and while we’ve covered most of the items here, you might find this useful nonetheless, especially given how unusual the past few months have been for many of us.

Amazon Web Services

▶  Discussing Serverless Observability with Erica Windisch — Jeremy Daly and Erica Windisch talk about the challenges around monitoring and troubleshooting serverless apps and why observability is particularly important in this space. (67 minutes)

Serverless Chats Podcast podcast

Do More with Serverless - Join the TriggerMesh Beta — TriggerMesh helps you do more with serverless. Connect GitLab with Confluent and Zendesk, or connect these and dozens of other apps with AWS services like Kinesis, SQS, SNS, and Cognito. Even integrate with EventBridge. Join the Beta program today.

TriggerMesh sponsor

⚡️ In brief:

Serverless Rendering with Cloudflare Workers — How to do server-side rendering ‘at the edge’ using Workers Sites, Wrangler, HTMLRewriter, and tools from the broader Workers platform.

The Cloudflare Blog

Building a REST API Using Google Sheets — Not all apps need a database. Not all serverless functions need AWS Lambda or Cloudflare Workers.. This is an interesting look at using Google Cloud Run along with Google Sheets as a sort-of serverless data storage API.

Tek Loon

Using the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) — As well as being a useful SAM tutorial in its own right, this acts as a comparison between the AWS SAM approach versus that provided by Serverless Framework.

Andrew May

Hosting Without Hoisting: NPM Flattening for Zero Cold Start Serverless — Join our open online meetup next week to hear how Schachar Levin hacked down the NPM tree.

Wix Engineering sponsor

How To Capture Emails For Free with FaunaDB — FaunaDB is a serverless cloud database (it refers to itself as a ‘data API for client‑serverless applications’) and it’s easy to use it to collect email addresses from people interested in your next project/business/etc.

Ed Knowles

How to Reuse Node Packages with AWS Lambda Functions — …using Amplify and Lambda Layers.

Erick Wendel

5 Popular Use Cases for Going Serverless — A brief recap of 5 most common serverless use cases.

Mariliis Retter (Dashbird)