#88 — February 15, 2019

Read on the Web

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Cloud Programming Simplified: A Berkeley View on Serverless Computing — When I saw IBM’s James Thomas say “It is awesome. Explains why serverless is the future of cloud programming. Read it!”, I had to check this out. This paper (direct link to PDF) digging into the history, present and future of serverless computing comes ten years after a similar paper from some of the same authors that ultimately defined what cloud computing was. It’s not too long (22 pages of text) and is a must read for anyone interested in this industry.

Jonas, Schleier-Smith, Sreekanti, et al.

DynamoDB On-Demand: When, Why and How to Use It in Serverless Apps — DynamoDB On-Demand allows truly ‘serverless-style’ billing for your use cases. Learn how to use it here, and when you should or shouldn’t go on-demand.

Alex DeBrie (Serverless)

Secure and Accelerate Your Cloud Storage — Use Cloudflare Workers to cache content while still preventing unwanted access with HMAC and JSON Web Tokens.

Cloudflare Workers sponsor

Serverless Security And The Weakest Link — A real world example of how PureSec was engaged to try and break or exploit someone’s serverless based newsletter registration app (no, it wasn’t us :-)).

Ory Segal (PureSec)

Lumigo: End-to-End Serverless Monitoring and Troubleshooting — Lumigo is one of several players in the nascent serverless monitoring space. Their system lets you visually map your serverless environment and drill into each aspect of the requests made.

Susan Hall (The New Stack)

📖 Tutorials

Best Practices for AWS Lambda Timeouts — Understand the cosiderations when choosing the AWS lambda limits for your serverless functions to avoid timeouts.

Yan Cui

How to Build an API with AWS Lambda and API Gateway using CloudFormation — CloudFormation keeps you away from fiddling with settings in the AWS Management Console so much and lets you define an app in a local template.

Eric Sales De Andrade

Use The Lead Time Metric to Improve Your CI/CD Process — GoCD’s latest CD metrics blog will guide you on how to identify bottlenecks and improve your CI/CD process.

GoCD sponsor

How to Resize Your Images On-the-Fly with OpenFaaS

Tarun Mangukiya

Migrating Azure Functions from v1 (.NET) to v2 (.NET Standard) — Lessons learned in moving a link shortener app to the new platform.

Jeremy Likness