#46 — April 6, 2018

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A particularly strong focus on AWS this week following plenty of announcements at the recent San Francisco AWS Summit.
— The Serverless Status Team

AWS Lambda Soon to Support SQS as an Event Source

AWS Lambda Soon to Support SQS as an Event Source — It’s not released just yet, but at this week’s AWS Summit Cecilia Deng and Tim Wagner announced Amazon’s popular queuing service will be able to trigger AWS Lambda functions which opens up a variety of use cases. (Photo by Forrest Brazeal)

Cecilia Deng on Twitter

Node.js 8.10 Runtime Now Available on AWS Lambda — You can now develop serverless AWS Lambda functions on top of the Node 8.10 runtime which makes numerous modern JS syntax (e.g. async/await) and performance features (e.g. Turbofan) available.

Amazon Web Services

Get Instant Serverless Overview & Error Alerts via Slack — See how your serverless system is performing and fix problems fast. Setting up a new Dashbird account with Slack integration takes literally only 2 minutes and there are no code changes required.

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Fly Edge Apps: JavaScript Functions at the Edge — Fly is a distributed JavaScript platform with which you can build your own CDN, and now they have a way to run JavaScript on the edge, all around the world. Image manipulation? Pre-rendering? Exactly.


AWS Secrets Manager: Store, Distribute, and Rotate Credentials Securely — A new service from Amazon focused on storing secrets and credentials which can be rotated with custom AWS Lambda functions. The pricing has attracted some criticism however ($0.40 per month per secret).

Randall Hunt

▶  Azure F#unctions: Creating Azure Functions with F#Behind a login wall, unfortunately, but.. there’s not a lot out there about using F# in a serverless fashion so it could be worth your while. F# is a pretty fantastic, flexible and functional-leaning language that doesn’t get the attention it should, IMHO.

Mikhail Shilkov

AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) Implementation Now Open-Source — AWS SAM extends AWS CloudFormation to provide a simplified way of defining the resources needed by your serverless application. It’s now available under the Apache 2.0 license.

Amazon Web Services

Node.js 8.10 Now Available in Netlify Functions — Since Netlify uses AWS Lambda behind the scenes..

Phil Hawksworth

Webtask's Backend-as-a-Service: A Serverless E-Commerce Tutorial

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Getting Started with IBM Cloud Functions and MongoDB — IBM Cloud Functions uses Node.js 8 by default.

Valeri Karpov

How to Build Your Own Serverless Platform — A thorough look at building a serverless platform from scratch.

Tomasz Janczuk

Deploy an Azure Function Created From Visual Studio — Part of a series on working with Azure Functions from Visual Studio.

Benjamin Perkins

Creating and Integrating a Node Lambda function with AWS API Gateway

Thomas Hunter II

A Journey From On-Premises to Cloud Business Intelligence — An interesting case study of a move to serverless.

Jaime Navarrete

This week in Trek10’s weekly serverless podcast, Jared Short runs through some atypical ways in which you can leverage serverless:

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