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Nov 14, 2019   |  By Aviad Mor
AWS recently launched the Serverless Event Bus, AWS EventBridge. Some have described it as an extension of CloudWatch Events, while others say it is provides the same features as AWS SNS. So, what exactly is EventBridge? And how does it fit into the existing AWS serverless ecosystem?
Nov 13, 2019   |  By Avishai Shafir
You’ve no doubt heard that IOpipe has been acquired by New Relic (congratulations to both). As part of the acquisition, New Relic has said it intends to retire the IOpipe platform in the next 30 days. If you’re currently relying on the IOpipe platform to monitor and debug your serverless application you have an important decision to make. One option is to try out New Relic’s serverless monitoring functionality.
Oct 31, 2019   |  By Efi Merdler-Kravitz
In this article we’ll introduce the AWS Cloud Development Kit and explore how it can boost the productivity of your development and infrastructure teams. Infrastructure-as-Code is fast emerging as a de-facto standard for development organizations.
Oct 16, 2019   |  By Yan Cui
Serverless Hero Yan Cui explains when and why you should use API Gateway service proxies, and introduces an open source tool to make it easy to implement. One of the very powerful and yet often under-utilized features of API Gateway is its ability to integrate directly with other AWS services. For example, you can connect API Gateway directly to an SNS topic without needing a Lambda function in the middle. Or to S3, or any number of AWS services.
Oct 9, 2019   |  By Yan Cui
When you look at an X-Ray trace for a Lambda cold start, you will see an Initialization subsegment. This subsegment represents “the function’s initialization code that is run before the handler”. This is where the runtime would resolve any dependencies, or initialize global variables. These are executed only once, so they don’t have to run on every invocation. The more dependencies you have, the longer this initialization step takes.