AWS re:Invent 2023 ended, so let’s look at the most interesting announcements for serverless and more. There are exciting features to try and, maybe more importantly, features to avoid!Read more »
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With some creativity, we can use Lambda Response Streaming to dynamically show status updates, like the progress of long-running processes. And with proper TypeScript types and generator functions, we can write clean, dynamic content streaming Lambda with composable payload enrichers that will impress your work colleagues (if they are into this stuff).Read more »
Lambda Response Streaming allows sending incremental responses, but those response chunks can arrive long after you write them. They are buffered in a rather unexpected way, delaying all messages you stream. But there is a workaround to force the stream to flush.Read more »
CDK generates Logical IDs used by the CloudFormation to track and identify resources. In this post, I’ll explain what Logical IDs are, how they’re generated, and why they’re important. Understanding this will help you avoid unexpected resource deletions and baffling “resource already exists” errors during deployment.Read more »
re:Invent 2022, the annual AWS conference in Las Vegas, is now behind us. I did not attend in person, but that gave me time to consolidate this list of top new serverless features while everyone else is sleeping off the intense 5-day conference. And I envy them just a little.Read more »
Yes, you can run Machine Learning models on serverless, directly with AWS Lambda. I know because I built and productionized such solutions. It’s not complicated, but there are a few things to be aware of. I explain them in this in-depth tutorial, where we build a serverless ML pipeline.Read more »
Security is not convenient. That’s probably why the CDK, by default, uses
AdministratorAccess Policy to deploy resources. But we can easily change it and increase the security of our AWS account, following the least privilege principle with a minimal additional burden.