#63 — August 3, 2018

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Serverless Apps: Architecture, Patterns, and Azure Implementation — A PDF book that looks at serverless architecture approaches and design patterns and how various Azure services can come together to build different types of app (though most of the concepts will hold true on other platforms).

Jeremy Likness (Microsoft)

Key Takeaways from ServerlessConf 2018 San Francisco — This year’s ServerlessConf is taking place this week and this post is being frequently updated with key takeaways for the future of serverless (including that Azure Functions may soon directly support Golang and PowerShell).

Andrea Passwater

How Twilio Improves MTTD with Rollbar — "The worst thing that can happen is a customer writes in to Support to say something is broken... If my 'Mean Time To Discovery' is based on a customer support ticket, I’ve failed."

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Serverless, Inc. Lands $10M Series A Funding — Serverless, Inc. were an early and influential player in the overall serverless space and have closed a significant funding round to build out their collection of tools, as Serverless explains themselves here.


Revisiting Google's Serverless Strategy: Will It Slow Down AWS Lambda?Last week we saw Google Functions go GA, along with other advancements, but is it enough to make a dent in AWS Lambda’s rapid adoption?

Krishnan Subramanian

"Are people really pinging their serverless functions every 5 minutes to avoid cold starts?" — Seems so. Kelsey links to an old post on the matter, but the interesting part is all the replies. It seems like a small price to pay for performance, but similarly doesn’t seem in the spirit of serverless.

Kelsey Hightower on Twitter

▶  Serverless Computing with Google Cloud — Siraj is a popular YouTuber in the AI/machine learning space, and here he brings his information-dense approach to using Google’s serverless tools for ML work in a 10 minute video.

Siraj Raval

How to Create a Serverless Twitter Bot on Google Cloud — Google Cloud Functions went GA last week, so why not take it for a spin?

William Saar

Building a Serverless Contact Form with AWS Lambda and AWS SES — A great example of using Amazon’s email service from Lambda.

Adnan Rahić

How to Migrate Existing Microservices to Serverless — The challenges you may face in moving some of your microservices to serverless.

Yan Cui

Centralized Logging for AWS Lambda, 2018 Edition — Stream logs from CloudWatch to a Kinesis stream first, them use a Lambda function to process them or pass them on to a log aggregation service.

Yan Cui

How to Setup Serverless OAuth Flows with Netlify Functions and Intercom — There’s a video, if you’d prefer.


Data-Driven Guide to Level-Up Your Engineering Team 🚀

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Build, Deploy, and Manage Modern Serverless Workloads using Knative on Kubernetes

Mark Chmarny

Debunking Serverless Myths: The Slide Deck — Learn more about common serverless myths and the truth behind them. Currently just slides, but as this was a keynote at ServerlessConf SF this week, we look forward to seeing the video soon..

Tim Wagner