#162 — August 7, 2020

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Direct Lambda Resolvers: AWS AppSync GraphQL APIs without VTL — AWS AppSync is a managed serverless GraphQL service for building APIs. VTL (Velocity Template Language) is used to translate GraphQL requests into queries for an underlying data source.. but these are now optional when integrating AppSync with Lambda due to Direct Lambda Resolvers which let you create resolver logic in any runtime supported by Lambda.

Ed Lima (AWS)

The Serverless Transformation Podcast — We link to Serverless Chats all the time, and while it’s a great show, there are other serverless podcasts on the block too :-) Talking Serverless and Real World Serverless are two others worth checking in with too.

Ben Ellerby

TriggerMesh Now Integrates with Amazon EventBridge — The brand new TriggerMesh integration with Amazon EventBridge lets you use any TriggerMesh source in EventBridge. Our sources include GitHub, GitLab, Slack, Zendesk, Azure Activity Logs, as well as on-premises apps. Try it out.

TriggerMesh sponsor

Understanding The Database Options for Your Serverless Apps on AWS — This is very much from the AWS perspective, but briefly covers RDS and DynamoDB and why you might use either (or even combine them together).

James Beswick (AWS)

Why You Should Never, Ever print() in a Lambda Function — There are amateur and ‘pro’ ways to do logging and error handling in serverless functions, and Paul aims to show you the better path worth taking.

Paul Singman

Efficient Serverless Deployment of PyTorch Models on Azure — A tutorial for serving models cost-effectively at scale using Azure Functions and ONNX Runtime.


Creating Low-Latency, High-Volume APIs with Provisioned Concurrency — AWS Lambda introduced Provisioned Concurrency as an option to eliminate cold starts a little while ago – this post digs into a practical example of how it works.

James Beswick

Faster CI/CD for All Your Software Projects Using Buildkite 🚀 — See how Shopify scaled from 300 to 1800 engineers while keeping their build times under 5 minutes.

Buildkite sponsor

Making Magic: Reimagining Developer Experience for the World of Serverless — A look at a lesser known metric.. TTFD – or “time to first dopamine”! Cloudflare is aiming to get that time to the first “oh wow” as low as possible.

Rita Kozlov (Cloudflare)

How I Scaled An AppSync Project to 200+ Resolvers

Yan Cui

Architecting a Serverless Speech-To-Speech Language Translation App

Andre Beck (Bell Labs)