Newsletter 2 - The Dawn of Serverless Wisdom

Newsletter 2 - The Dawn of Serverless Wisdom


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Opening Sermon: "In Lambda We Trust - A Ninth Year Ode"

๐ŸŒŒ Beloved Followers of the Serverless Order,

As we gather in the hallowed digital halls of ServerlessCult, let us bow our heads in reverence to the almighty Lambda, celebrating its ninth cycle of existence. With the sacred AWS re:Invent pilgrimage merely a fortnight away, let us prepare our souls (and codebases) for the divine revelations to come.

A Prayer for the Serverless Faithful:
Oh mighty AWS, in Lambda we trust,
To scale our apps, as we know you must.
Nine years of glory, in serverless we thrive,
With every function, our spirits revive.
Guide us through the complexities, oh great one,
In the name of Serverless, AWS be done.


๐Ÿ“š Weekly Scrolls

๐ŸŒŸ The High Temple of Lambda Lore

  1. "The Sluggish Lambda Parable" by AWS Hero AJ Stuyvenberg
    Why Your Lambda Function Might Be Slower Than You Think
    AJ Stuyvenberg reveals the enigma of AWS Lambda and SQS. He teaches us how to avoid throttling by understanding batch item handling and adopting the partial batch response feature, leading to a profound increase in function speed.

  2. "Nine Years of Serverless Revelations" by AWS Hero Jones Zachariah Noel N
    AWS Lambda, 9 Years of Serverless AWSomeness
    Join Jones Zachariah Noel N in celebrating Lambda's impactful nine-year journey. Revel in the advancements and prepare for upcoming serverless developments and community events, marking a new era in our serverless saga.

๐Ÿช„ The Enchanters' Tools

  1. "The Digital Card of Destiny" by AWS Community Builder Mihaly Balassy
    Free and Easy DIY Digital Business Card
    Mihaly Balassy guides us through creating a digital business card using AWS Lambda. This innovative approach ensures your contact info thrives in the digital age, bypassing the limitations of physical business cards.

  2. "The Bedrock Prophecy" by AWS Community Builder Coner Murphy
    Generating Text with AWS Bedrock and Lambda in TypeScript
    Coner Murphy enlightens us on using AWS Bedrock for text generation with Lambda. His tutorial covers the setup, configuration, and deployment, empowering us to weave our own serverless spells in TypeScript.

  3. "The JSON Alchemy" by AWS Hero Allen Helton
    From JSON to Working API in Seconds
    Allen Helton presents an alchemical process transforming JSON into APIs. This groundbreaking approach showcases AI's potential in streamlining API creation, ushering in a new era of full-stack development.

๐ŸŒ The Oracles of Integration

  1. "The CloudWatch Oracle" by AWS Hero Ran Isenberg
    Export CloudWatch Logs to Third-party Observability Tools with Serverless
    Ran Isenberg explores the arcane methods of exporting CloudWatch logs to third-party tools. Discover the unique benefits and complexities of Kinesis Firehose, EventBridge Pipes, and Lambda in this journey of log management.

  2. "The API Gateway Ascension" by AWS Community Builder Lee Priest
    The Energy Drink Episodes 2: The Rise of the Amazon API Gateway
    Lee Priest takes us on an expedition to create a REST API using AWS CDK. His teachings provide insights into API keys, usage plans, and the deployment of APIs, vital knowledge for mastering AWS serverless architecture.

Parting Thoughts

As we anticipate the grand convocation at AWS re:Invent, let's imbibe the wisdom from our serverless scriptures. Remember, in the world of serverless, every byte and every second count. May your functions be swift, your architecture sacred, and your debugging divine.

In serverless we trust,
High Priest Martz & The ServerlessCult

๐Ÿ”ฎ Stay enlightened, stay serverless! ๐ŸŒŒ