#171 — October 9, 2020

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Introducing AWS Lambda Extensions (in Preview)Lambda Extensions provides a mechanism to deeply integrate Lambda with monitoring, observability, and security tools. Extensions for systems and tools from folks like Epsagon, Hashicorp, Datadog, and other AWS tools are available from day one, but this looks set to grow over time. Extensions are can run in two modes: internally (as part of a Lambda’s runtime process) or externally (as separate processes but within the same execution environment as the Lambda function.)

Julian Wood (AWS)

Google Cloud Run Now Supports HTTP/gRPC Server Streaming — You can now stream large or partial responses from Google’s ‘run containers in a serverless fashion’ Run service to clients. Responses larger than the previous 32MB limit are fine and it supports gRPC as well as SSE (Server Sent Events).

Google Cloud Blog

Bitmovin's Video Developer Report 2020/21 Is Finally Here — 792 participants from over 80 different countries around the world reveal their preferred video streaming solutions. Some of this year's key findings were highly impacted by the COVID-19 virus, and thus additional relevant questions were posed.

Bitmovin Inc. sponsor

DigitalOcean Introduces 'App Platform', Its Take on PaaS — This isn’t really serverless, but DigitalOcean’s new take on Heroku-style PaaS (platform as a service) goes down some of the same path of deploying an app from a repo of your code without you having to worry about the servers at least.


Amazon EventBridge Gets Improved Failure Recovery Options — Dead letter queues and custom retry policies, specifically.

Chris Munns (AWS)

Amazon S3 Gets New Security and Access Control Features — You can now ensure that newly created objects within a bucket have the same owner as the bucket, confirm the ownership of a bucket when you create a new object or perform other S3 operations, or access S3’s Copy API through an Access Point.

Jeff Barr (AWS)

Let's Build a Cloudflare Worker with WebAssembly and Haskell — Haskell isn’t a common language to build serverless functions with but never fear, WebAssembly is here to keep things interesting.

Cristhian Motoche

How to Create an API with AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, and API Gateway

Sarah Drasner (Netlify)

A Suduko Solving Serverless Endpoint Using WebAssembly and OR‑Tools — A fun one!

Kjartan Rekdal Müller

Three Ways Serverless APIs Can Accelerate Enterprise Innovation

Skyler Hartle (Azure)