#​198 — April 30, 2021

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What Serverless Computing Is and Should Become: The Next Phase of Cloud Computing — Leaning on some of the prescient writing on cloud computing back in 2010, the authors make the case for ‘serverless computing’ being a second phase of cloud computing in contrast to ‘serverful’ computing. This is a pretty good high-level overview of serverless as a phenomenon.


Better Together: AWS SAM and AWS CDK — AWS has announced a public preview of AWS Serverless Application Model CLI (AWS SAM CLI) support for local development and testing of AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) projects. Great news if you’re more a CDK person than a CloudFormation person.

Eric Johnson (AWS)

A Global Serverless Database for All Your Applications — Fauna is the “Data API” for modern applications. Whether you’re building new microservices or augmenting existing services applications, Fauna lets you simplify code, reduce costs and ship faster. Learn more...

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Google Cloud Functions Adds PHP Support — You can now write Cloud Functions in PHP 7.4 using the ‘Functions Framework for PHP’.

Google Cloud

▶  Modifying Data on the Fly with S3 Object Lambda — Marcia demonstrates anonymizing data on the fly with Amazon Comprehend being used to figure out what is personal identifiable information.

Marcia Villalba

Optical Character Recognition with AWS Textract — Did you know Amazon offers a text/data extraction service for scanned documents?

Sehmim Haque

Using Librosa on AWS Lambda for Audio Analysislibrosa is a Python library for doing things like extracting features from audio, beat and tempo detection, etc. Here’s how to get it running on AWS Lambda (the analysis part is up to you).

Gianluca Zuccarelli

Running GraphQL on Lambda with Rust“I’ve been pleasantly surprised so far at how easy it’s been to write a GraphQL API using Rust.”

Dylan Anthony

Why We Moved From Lambda to ECS — Lambda had some limitations for this team. Looking at “what went well in Lambda, what challenges we faced, and why we eventually made the decision to migrate some services from Lambda to AWS Elastic Container Service (ECS).”

Taylor Reece (Prismatic)

🔧  Code & Tools

Introducing EventBridge Atlas — A new tool to help engineers find, document and explore AWS EventBridge Schemas.

David Boyne

functions-differ: Deploy Only the Firebase Functions That Changed — Selectively deploy only the Firebase Functions that changed in your project.

Kshitij Chauhan

Yake: A DSL for Writing AWS Lambda Handlers in Ruby — It has a cool Sinatra-esque syntax, too.

Alexander Mancevice