#​277 — February 3, 2023

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The State of Databases for Serverless & Edge in 2023 — Lee notes that there’s been massive innovation in the database and backend space for devs building serverless and edge compute oriented apps. There are new tools, companies, and even programming models that simplify how developers store data — this post is an overview of databases that pair well with modern serverless platforms.

Lee Robinson

AWS Lambda Pricing: A Complete Guide — Get up to speed (or refreshed) on the ‘pay-per-use’ pricing model of AWS Lambda and how it charges based on usage, runtime, and the number of requests.

Sandro Volpicella

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Three Principles for Building Secure Serverless Functions — A walk through the main security risks that affect serverless functions and key principles for managing those risks

Chris Tozzi

The Risks of Moving Too Quickly with Serverless Development — Notes that we may often get caught up in the excitement of fast moving serverless technologies, adding that “serverless is about enablement, not reckless development”.

Allen Helton


Serverless Logging with Amazon OpenSearch Serverless and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose — A look at how you can use Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose to build a log ingestion pipeline to send VPC flow logs to Amazon OpenSearch Serverless.

Handler and Agrawal

Serverless GraphQL API Federation — Shares how to build a GraphQL API utilizing AWS AppSync with the aim being “to have one GraphQL API federate multiple private domain service APIs”.

Lee James Gilmore

Why We Switched CDNs: How Google's Core Web Vitals Led Us to Cloudflare Pages — In order to deal with issues with time to first byte (TTFB) in their Core Web Vitals assessment, this post compares TTFB results from Netlify, Vercel, Cloudflare Pages and Gatsby Cloud.


Building a Basic Scraper/Aggregator Site with Next.js, Go Cloud Functions and Supabase — A fun experiment that uses Go to scrape event data from sites and populate a Supabase database which is then used as the data to back a Next.js site.

Chris Coyier

'It Doesn’t Matter How Much You Spend on AWS' — States that “simply cutting your cloud costs may not be a good long-term strategy” — noting how it may lead to a decline in quality, limit your ability to scale, and stifle innovation. “The real question you should be asking is how cost-efficient your infrastructure is”.

Roi Rav-Hon

Generate Art with DALL·E 2 and Twilio Serverless via SMS
Lizzie Siegle

Deploying a Structural Engineering App to the Cloud with AWS Lambda
Murat Melek

Building AWS Ruby Lambdas that Require Gems with Native Extension
Robert J. Berger