#174 — October 30, 2020

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▶  Watch 7 Talks from the ServerlessDays Virtual Event — Earlier this week, an online serverless event took place featuring several talks covering topics like domain driven design, GraphQL, and LEGO’s ‘serverless standards’. I’ve left a comment on the video so you can jump to the various talks quickly. There’s a lot to enjoy here.


Moving BBC Online to the Cloud — The BBC’s Web presence is significant and operationally complex and, I didn’t know till now, largely serverless:

“Around half of the BBC’s website is rendered serverlessly with AWS Lambda. Managing virtual machines (or containers) is expensive — keeping them secure, reliable and scalable takes time. Serverless mostly solves that problem for us. And problems solved elsewhere mean we shouldn’t do them ourselves.”

Matthew Clark

Video for Serverless: Build Video in Just Two API Calls — Integrating seamlessly into your product's UI, Mux Video is an API-first platform that makes it easy to build beautiful video that streams everywhere.

Mux sponsor

You Can Now Generate Azure Functions Apps From OpenAPI Specifications — Import an OpenAPI spec via the Azure Functions VS Code extension (or at the command line) and you get all the necessary functions generated for your API. C#, Python, TypeScript, and Java are supported initially.


AWS SAM 1.7 Released: Now Supports Running HTTP APIs Locally — You can now test HTTP APIs locally - yay.

Amazon Web Services

Netlify Unveils Background Functions — Netlify, a hosting platform commonly associated with static sites, has offered a Lambda-based Functions service for a while now, but Pro-level users can now set up serverless functions that can run asynchronously for up to 15 minutes which could be useful for data transformation, batch processing, scraping, or similar tasks. JavaScript and Go are supported for now.

Jessica Parsons (Netlify)

▶  How to Build a Contact Form with React and AWS Amplify — Brings together a variety of ideas in just 16 minutes.

Marcia Villalba

▶  The Future of Data in Serverless Will Be API-Driven — Fauna’s Evan Weaver and Cloudflare’s Greg McKeon talk about the latest developments in regards to managing data in a serverless system.

Richard MacManus podcast

Five Tips to Make Your Lambda Functions Run Faster (and Cheaper)
Adrian Smijulj

Deploy Lambda Functions and API Gateway using Terraform
Souvik Paul

Resources, Projects, & Lessons From 100 Days of (Serverless) Cloud Learning
Mikkel Lauritzen

Lambda Extensions: What Are They, And Should You Care?
Lou Bichard