#​254 — July 22, 2022

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Approaches to Authorization in Serverless Apps — The first part in a series on authorization. This detailed article looks at the differing approaches of implementing authorization (AuthZ) when it comes to your serverless apps, and how it can be used in conjunction with authentication (AuthN).

Lee James Gilmore

LocalStack 1.0: AWS Services, But Locally — The idea behind LocalStack is to provide a fully functional local emulation of numerous AWS services, including Lambda and API Gateway. We first mentioned LocalStack way back in issue 76(!) and v1.0 is now GA.


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  • Azure Functions v4 now supports .NET 7 as runtime (in public preview).

  • Moar Serverless is an upcoming free community conference featuring talks with experts from Amazon, Microsoft, Cloudinary and others.

Understanding AWS Lambda Scaling and Throughput — Shows you how concurrency and transactions per second work within the Lambda lifecycle. It also covers ways to measure, control, and optimize them.

Julian Wood

The Best Ways to Save Money on Lambda — AWS pricing is a tricky beast — Yan explains here how Lambda pricing works, and what you can do to keep costs low. There’s also a video version of the post if you’d prefer.

Yan Cui

The 'Universal Object Reference' Framework — “a radically different approach to serverless and decentralized systems”. More details here.

Alex Flom, Andrew Block (Red Hat)

Simplifying Serverless Best Practices with AWS Lambda Powertools for TypeScript — If you work with both TypeScript and serverless, this suite of AWS utilities can help “simplify, accelerate, and scale” the adoption of serverless best practices.

Sara Gerion

Triggering an AWS Lambda Function During CDK Deployment — An introduction to AWS CDK custom resources.

Jeroen Reijn

serverless-bundle 5.4: Optimized Packages for Config-Free ES6 and TypeScript Node.js Lambda FunctionsServerless Framework plugin that optimally packages ES6 or TypeScript Node.js Lambda functions with sensible defaults.

Anomaly Innovations

Build a Serverless Call Routing App with Time Zone Management in JavaScript — A look at how to create an application with time zone awareness using Twilio’s Serverless platform.

Shawn Stern (Twilio)

Structuring a Go Project for API Gateway Deployment with AWS SAM
Leonard Quentin Marcq