#​275 — January 6, 2023

Read on the Web

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Hello! 👋 After a break over the holidays we're back to bring you up to speed on all things serverless in 2023 — so a happy new year to you (if it ▶️ isn't too late). If you missed our last issue, it was a round-up of some of the biggest and best links we shared in serverless status throughout 2022 — you can read it here.

Now, a quick housekeeping note for things going forward: serverless status is moving to a fortnightly cadence, meaning you'll get this email digest every two weeks. As such, we'll be back again on January 20th. Thanks so much for reading, and let's get to it!
Chris Brandrick and the Cooperpress team

2022 in Serverless — A solid end of year recap/review from Allen looking back over all things serverless in 2022, including updates on EventBridge, Step Functions, Lambda, and more — “an incredible year for serverless”.

Allen Helton

Serverless Production Readiness Checklist — New year, new projects? This kinds of checklist is always handy. This one spans security, backups, crisis recovery, CI/CD, and support readiness.

Ran Isenberg

Your Database. Faster — Accelerate your database through caching. Increase throughput and lower query latency using PolyScale’s serverelsss database edge cache. Implement in minutes without configuration or writing code.

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Tips for Keeping Your Lambda Functions Secure — Some best practices for securing Lambda functions (protecting API endpoints, encryption, vulnerability analysis, etc).

Lorenzo Campo


A Side-by-Side Comparison of Serverless Databases — This article compares commonly used serverless databases including DynamoDB, Mongo Atlas, Cockroach serverless, and Fauna — but the article itself comes via Fauna, so keep that in mind 😉.


▶  Multi-Region Event-Driven Applications with EventBridge Global Endpoints — A new Foobar video from Marcia, this time looking at building a multi-region app with a strategy for handling regional failure — EventBridge Global Endpoints can help. ~15 minutes.

Marcia Villalba

Achieving Idempotency in the AWS Serverless Space — A look at the multiple ways in which you can ensure idempotency with SNS, SQS and DynamoDB.

Qasim Albaqali

How to Get the User‘s Timezone in JavaScript with Edge Functions — This post details how to display times on a site in the user’s time zone by converting them and updating the page all 'on the edge.'

Salma Alam-Naylor