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#181 — December 18, 2020

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A Collection of 32 Serverless Patterns — A group of academics collected together various serverless patterns they’d seen in talks, on blogs, and in other papers and, well, here’s a summary of what they found. The 32 patterns covered are broken down into areas like aggregation, event management, and authorization. These patterns will continue to be a key part of the serverless architect's toolbox into 2021.

Taibi, Ioini, Pahl, et al.

What a Typical 100% Serverless Architecture Looks Like in AWS — A 30,000 foot overview of what a complete, fully featured serverless app can look like, architecturally, ‘from above’.

Xavier Lefèvre

Monitoring MySQL Database Performance with New Relic — Add Telegraf to your expanding toolkit. Learn how to use an output plugin built on top of the Golang Telemetry SDK to ingest data with Telegraf, and send it as custom metrics to the New Relic Telemetry Data Platform.

New Relic sponsor

Fargate vs Lambda — A comparison of AWS’s serverless compute options on cost, performance, and ease of use.

Jeff Carter (Trek10)

7+1 Serverless Trends to Know About in 2020 — Earier this year we encouraged you to take a serverless survey by Coding Sans and here are the results. While the sample size is reasonably small, the trends matched up with other surveys with Lambda, Node, and Python leading the way and debugging proving the trickiest serverless development task. This continues to ring true to me at the end of 2020 too.

Coding Sans

3x Smaller AWS Lambda Artifacts by Removing Junk From node_modules — No explanation needed here, hopefully! ;-)

Vlad Holubiev

The Serverless Supremacy (or The Fall of the Monolith) — Beware: opinions ahead! Webiny’s CEO Sven Al Hamad responded to a tweet by the creator of Ruby on Rails (best known for building monolithic Ruby webapps) where he referred to the promises of serverless in a negative light.

Sven Al Hamad

Microservices Guru Says 'Think Serverless, Not Kubernetes' — Sam Newman, a consultant and author specialising in microservices, told a (virtual) crowd at the GOTOpia Europe conference that serverless, not Kubernetes, is the best abstraction for deploying software.

Tim Anderson

How Do Top Developers Deliver Video? - Download the 2020 Video Report — A handy lens into the minds of video developers as it reveals the market’s biggest challenges and the future of video.

Bitmovin Inc. sponsor

Moving My Serverless Project to Ruby on Rails — We love serverless but managing a lot of moving parts in the shape of serverless functions doesn't suit every project or team of developers, and a move to a more monolithic, traditional app structure can seem appealing, as demonstrated here.

Alex Kotliarskyi

Serverless-Flow: A CI/CD Branching Workflow Optimized for Speed and Quality — The ‘GitHub flow’ is a popular approach of branching, committing, creating a pull request, and merging that’s used on GitHub repos. Serverless Flow was a proposed equivalent idea for working with CI/CD in serverless scenarios.

Ben Ellerby

sls-dev-tools v1: Think DevTools But for Serverless — “Think Chrome Dev Tools but for Serverless” said the team behind sls-dev-tools. These tools work with AWS Lambda and alongside tools like Serverless Framework or SAM. We interviewed Ben Ellerby, one of the main developers of the project, back in May if you want more detail.