The hottest Serverless Substack posts right now

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Data Engineering Central 137 implied HN points 24 Jul 23
  1. Data Engineers may have a love-hate relationship with AWS Lambdas due to their versatility but occasional limitations.
  2. AWS Lambdas are under-utilized in Data Engineering but offer benefits like cheap solutions, ease of use, and driving better practices.
  3. AWS Lambdas are handy for processing small datasets, running data quality checks, and executing quick logic while reducing architecture complexity and cost.
The Serverless Mindset 78 implied HN points 14 Jul 23
  1. Finding the right balance between infrastructure and business logic in serverless architecture is crucial.
  2. Serverless offers a sweet spot between simplicity and control, allowing for understanding and informed decision-making by developers.
  3. The relationship between infrastructure and business logic in serverless architectures is complex, and finding the right balance is key to creating scalable and resilient systems.
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Rodrigo Kamada 58 implied HN points 22 Mar 23
  1. Create a serverless API using AWS Lambda and Node.js with TypeScript and Express.js.
  2. Learn to configure an account on AWS Lambda, create access keys, build a Node.js application with Express.js, and deploy it on AWS Lambda.
  3. Test the serverless API on AWS Lambda by sending requests to the created routes.
Rain Clouds 1 HN point 20 Mar 23
  1. The landscape of cloud development tooling is evolving, with a focus on creating abstractions and frameworks to simplify the process of building and deploying distributed cloud applications.
  2. Infrastructure-as-code languages are transitioning towards statically typed programming languages like TypeScript for better developer experiences and easier maintenance.
  3. New frameworks like Eventual, Ampt, Nitric, and others are emerging to abstract away infrastructure complexities, provide end-to-end type-safe development experiences, and offer seamless integrations with existing cloud environments.
Microfrontends, Architecture and Trade-offs 0 implied HN points 03 Jan 24
  1. When using modern frameworks like NextJS or Remix, running on serverless infrastructure is common and efficient.
  2. Deploying a NextJS app on Vercel leverages serverless/edge functions, leading to better scaling without nodejs event loop limitations.
  3. For more control and customization, consider options like deploying NextJS in a containerized, auto-scalable environment or creating a custom framework using vite-plugin-ssr.
The Serverless Mindset 0 implied HN points 22 Jun 23
  1. TCO stands for Total Cost of Ownership and highlights the costs of owning software or infrastructure.
  2. Lowering TCO should not just be about reducing headcount; it's about optimizing resources and focusing more effectively.
  3. Utilizing cloud providers for managing software or infrastructure can be a strategic move for cost optimization.