#​204 — June 11, 2021

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Lift 1.0: Easily Deploy Well-Designed Serverless Applications on AWS — Lift uses the AWS CDK to “expand the Serverless Framework beyond functions” and handily comes as an easily installed Serverless Framework plugin. You can then use more CDK features in your project or even ‘eject’ back out once you’re done.


AWS Proton Now Generally AvailableAWS Proton was announced at re:Invent 2020 as a new automated management and deployment tool for container and serverless deployments – it’s aimed at teams who are fully oriented around the AWS way of doing things at scale and want more structure and tooling.

Brent Langston and Maish Saidel-Keesing (AWS)

A Serverless SQL Database in the Cloud — CockroachCloud is a serverless, free-to-start deployment of CockroachDB. It gives your applications elastic scale, low-latency, and uninterrupted access to data. So you can develop without the hassle, deploy without a DBA, and deliver without the ops.

Cockroach Labs sponsor

▶  The Rise of 'Data Services' with Patrick McFadin — Developers increasingly want to think less about ‘databases’ and more about data being handled by managed, immediately available cloud services.

Serverless Chats Podcast podcast

Lightbend Announces Akka Serverless Open Beta — Akka Serverless is a PaaS offering built around JVM-oriented Akka platform technology (essentially an actor-based concurrency system) and delivered via a serverless model with JavaScript and Java SDKs to start.

Eran Stiller (InfoQ)

Scheduling Amazon RDS Stops and Starts with AWS Lambda — Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud and in situations where you might only want an instance running on a schedule (e.g. a test setup during work hours) Lambda can help out.

Tanamala, Lingareddy, Mahajan (AWS)

Creating a Serverless Function to Scrape Web Page MetadataMetascraper is a Node.js package for scraping metadata from live Web pages and this tutorial demonstrates its use via a Vercel hosted function.

Matteo Mazzarolo

How to Handle Client Errors Gracefully with AppSync and Lambda — Finding a space between ‘works 100%’ and ‘fail immediately’ when using AppSync with Lambda can be tricky but Yan has a suggestion.

Yan Cui

Has Serverless Jumped the Shark? — Spoiler.. the author says no! But as to “Serverless Usage Increasing, Buzz on the Decline” .. it’s probably not a surprise to anyone.

Mark Hinkle

Can Dynamic Sites Go Serverless? — Are there benefits to moving existing projects to a serverless architecture built upon the Jamstack? The author details why she eventually made the choice to migrate and what the benefits were. (Via our Jamstack newsletter.)

Moriel Schottlender

chrome-aws-lambda 10.0: A Chromium Binary for AWS Lambda — A project to make it easy to use a headless Chromium instance from your Node-powered AWS Lambda or Google Cloud Functions serverless functions. Version 10 brings things up to Chromium 92 standards.

Alix Axel