Working with secrets and security just got easier and better ☁️🚀👨💻 - Issue #20
This is the AWS pre:invent release season which means you would have noticed the amazing list of releases and announcements. In this session, we will also celebrate security which is a big factor when architecting your applications and how in Serverless, it's easy to achieve.
AWS Announcements 📢
Announcing new AWS Amplify Library for Swift, now with support for both iOS and macOS
Announcing AWS Parameters and Secrets Lambda Extension
Amazon SES now offers a new model to simplify provisioning and managing dedicated IPs
AWS Step Functions adds new execution observability features for Express Workflows
Amazon SQS announces increased throughput quota for FIFO High Throughput (HT) mode to up to 6,000 Transactions Per Second (TPS)
AWS Console now supports Dark mode!
Amazon Cognito now provides user pool deletion protection
Amazon CloudWatch RUM now supports custom metadata attributes in RUM events for better troubleshooting
Build real-time multi-user experiences using GraphQL on AWS Amplify
Announcing Updates to the AWS Well-Architected Framework
Amazon Neptune Serverless is now generally available
Interesting content 🚀
Alex Schoenenwald shares his journey of how migrating from Amazon DynamoDB to Amazon Timestream for the IoT or sensor data in real-time has improved the architecture in terms of cost, latency, and the queries on Timestream despite of Amazon DynamoDB being very powerful and scalable.
Depascale Matteo explains in his blog post about Amazon Cognito triggers which gives an overview of the different types of triggers available and the way how we could leverage these triggers when building and architecting our Serverless apps with code snippet examples.
If you are familiar with EventCatelog by David Boyne, then a must-read blog by Matt Martz where he has built the feature of using AWS CDK to deploy EventCatalog where he explains how the front-end assets are hosted on a S3 bucket and using CloudFront distribution and fixing CloudFront URL rewrites with Lambda@Edge functions.
About the announcement of AWS Lamba extensions for parameters and secrets, Vu Dao beautifully explains how to use it in an AWS CDK application in his blog post. And also, Hayao's blog post calls out why developers should be happy about this announcement.
Twitter hacks 🧵
Avinash Dalvi in his Twitter thread communicates different AWS services overviews well-thought-through and presented in his YouTube videos.
Dheeraj Choudhary shares the GitHub repo for AWS DynamoDB CRUD operations using Python Boto3 in his tweet.
Sam Newby shares a pro tip about AWS SAM when building your project in his tweet!
What to expect from Serverless tools? ⚙️
Marko has built and released Serverless Spy which helps you add an additional layer of monitoring for your events to different AWS Services in real time over a web console hosted locally!
Harinder Seera has built out a utility tool that provides details info on your Lambda functions in a region! Read more from his blog post.
Matt Morgan has published sam-logs-comptroller which is a SAM app to set CloudWatch log groups retention and delete LogGroups at scale.
Lambda Powertools for Python V2 is now out!
Mark your calendars 📅
AWS Community Days happening globally - Look out for the nearest one happening around you, register, and attend to skill up about AWS. Some of them -
Nepal (Dec 10th), CFPs are open until Nov 15th.
Ahmedabad (Dec 17th), CFPs are open until Nov 10th.
Kubernetes and Cloud joint meet-up is happening in Bengaluru on Nov 5th.
Freshworks Developer Summit San Francisco edition is happening on Nov 16th.
Serverless Summit by globaldatanet is happening on Nov 16th
AWS re:Invent 2022 (Nov 28th-Dec 2nd) is happening next month, don't forget to look at the sessions with respect to Serverless and application integrations happening.
Word from the author 👨💻
It's been an exciting last 15 days! I was pleased to share the stage (a virtual one) with APJ Community Members (UG leaders, Heroes, and Community Builders) Ali, Dipali, Faizal, and Wendy along with Derek on AWS Community Panel at AWS Innovate and if you missed it, don't worry the recording is available.
Thanks to AWS UG Kochi organizers for inviting me to AWS Community Day Kochi 2022 where I shared about AWS Step Functions and SDK Integrations. This time I even authored a blog post about Why AWS Step Functions and SDK Integrations which speaks about my session.
Well, it's the AWS Community Day season so if it's happening around your locality ensure to attend to meet, learn and share!
Until next time, happy building on Serverless! 🚀🚀