#​209 — July 16, 2021

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Serverless Computing: A Security Perspective — I do love an academic paper, especially when it’s reviewing and summing up something that already exists. This paper reviews the security risk of serverless platforms at a very general level.

Marin, Perino and Di Pietro

▶  Goin' Serverless: A Serverless Folk Song — Jeremy Daly (of Serverless Chats fame) has picked up his guitar in his week off and treats us to a serverless themed cover of Blowin’ in the Wind.

Serverless Chats

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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Coming Soon: Expansion of AWS Lambda States to All Functions — Somehow I missed that AWS Lambda had a concept of function ‘states’ introduced in 2019. Used in only limited places till now, they’re coming to all Lambda functions.

Chris Munns (AWS)

Cloud Computing's Destiny: A Single 'Global Computer' Enabled by Serverless? — A director at IBM Research explained how IBM Research is pioneering a serverless computing architecture that will transform the cloud into the “world’s largest computer”.

Joe McKendrick

Deploying Django RESTful APIs as Serverless Applications with Zappa — A thorough walkthrough. Zappa is a toolkit for taking Python apps serverless without any fuss. The article comes from Auth0 so expect some Auth0 authentication support in there for good measure too ;-)

Jekayinoluwa Olabemiwo

AWS Decoupling: The Big Comparison — A (Python-oriented) comparison of Kinesis, SNS and SQS for decoupling different parts of an app while maintaining communication flows.

Taavi Rehemägi

Serverlessly Load Testing Amazon API Gateway with Authorization — This post demonstrates using AWS Step Functions for orchestration, AWS Lambda to simulate the load and Amazon Cognito for authentication and authorization.

Ashish Mehra, Sr.

Funnel Rocket: A Serverless Query Engine — Funnel Rocket is a query engine for funnel analysis.

Elad Rosenheim