#​220 — October 15, 2021

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✍️ We took a break last week but are now back :-)
Peter Cooper, your editor

Serverless Status
Serverless news, views, and developments each Friday

Introducing Serverless Cloud (for Everyone This Time) — Several issues ago I mentioned that Serverless Inc. were letting existing users kick the tires on their new in-house serverless platform and now it’s in public preview so you can get started now if you couldn’t before. It supports only JavaScript and TypeScript for now.

Jeremy Daly

▶  How AWS Step Functions Integrates with Over 200 AWS Services — In the last issue we featured the news that AWS Step Functions now supports over 200 AWS services (up from just 17) meaning you can now get away with using fewer Lambda functions to tie AWS services together, if you wish. Marcia digs deeper in this 20-minute screencast.

Marcia Villalba

Never Worry About Your Database Again — Your aspirations shouldn't be limited by your infrastructure. CockroachCloud offers fully automated scale, fault-tolerance, and operations, so you can focus on your application, not your database.

Cockroach Labs sponsor

Running Rust on AWS Lambda on ARM64 — Bringing together AWS Lambda’s new Graviton2/Arm environment with compiled Rust code.

Christopher Kruse

▶  How to Use Cloudflare Workers and KV Storage (and How CodePen Uses Both)CodePen is an online code editor/sandbox and it’s interesting to see how they use Cloudflare Workers in production.

Chris Coyier

Local Testing a Serverless API (That Uses API Gateway and Lambda) — Have you ever struggled with testing cloud services locally? Specifically, have you ever struggled with locally testing an API that uses API Gateway and Lambda, with the Serverless framework, on AWS? In this article, Tom Hudson shares a quick overview of how easy it is to quickly set up your project to test locally before deploying to AWS.

Tom Hudson

Two Gotchas for ARM-Based Lambda — Is there a catch for the lower costs and faster performance of using Graviton2 support on AWS Lambda? In most cases, no, but beware of edge cases like this.

Matt Skillman

Simplifying Kubernetes Configurations Using AWS Lambda — Explains a way you can update your Amazon EKS clusters dynamically from a Lambda function rather than having to install kubectl or eksctl locally.

Virginia Chu and Hunter Tom

Building a Static-First MadLib Generator with Portable Text and Netlify On-Demand Builder Functions — On-demand builders can be useful for more than just deferring rendering of large amounts of content. They are also useful for generating user-generated content, as in this MadLib generator.

Bryan Robinson

Using Okta as an Identity Provider with Amazon MWAA — MWAA is Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow.

Henry Robalino

Avoiding Recursive Invocation with Amazon S3 and AWS Lambda
James Beswick