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Database Connections in Lambda

I hang out a lot in the Serverless forum [] and Gitter [] - I just like talking about this new-fangled FaaS (Functions-as-a-Service) thing. A common misconception that keeps coming up is that it's not an appropriate choice for things that use a database connection because you have...

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Testing Serverless Functions Locally

I've been really enjoying playing with the Serverless framework [] recently. The FaaS (Function-as-a-Service) model really appeals to me, and I think it's going to be A Big Deal in the future. The Serverless framework makes interacting with AWS Lambda, API GateWay, and CloudFormation really really easy. Unfortunately, because your code runs on...

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Using DynamoDb with Serverless

I've been playing a lot with the Serverless framework [] since they moved from v0.x to v1 (which is currently in beta). I really like the direction they've taken it, and have been using it for my own projects. One of the first things I wanted to do was hook my functions...

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Sydney Serverless Meetup

Just before the AWS Summit [] last month I attended the Inaugural Sydney Serverless Meetup []. I gave a lightning talk introducing Apex [] for managing Lambda functions. I must admit I thought it was going to be a meetup about the...

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Updating Security Groups with Lambda

> Paying for idle is so 2015 I had some Lambda Functions that scraped data from the Internet, and stored them in a database. Locking-down the RDS Security Group to only Lambda Functions turned out to be more complicated than I thought. The Problem Out of the box, you can't restrict a Security Group to only...