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Serverless Anti-Patterns

2beed2c93172f950cc1d30293bcdb9ad?s=47 Ant Stanley
November 15, 2017

Serverless Anti-Patterns

Talk given at the Serverless London User Group on 15 November 2017. Focus on some serverless patterns that aren't event driven, decoupled microservices, but are very effective.


Ant Stanley

November 15, 2017


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    Lambda - API Gateway - Route 53 - CloudTrail - CloudFront - ACM
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    params and query strings into JSON, and then turning that into valid WSGI -Attaching response codes to response bodies, Base64 encoding, using that as a regex to route the response code, decoding in VTL, then mapping the response body -Packing and Base58 encoding multiple cookies into a single cookie -Turning cookie-setting 301/302 responses into 200 responses with HTML redirects
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    app in Lambda without any changes Allows you to run deploy decoupled Serverless Apps Broad support for AWS services (x-Ray, Cognito, SNS, etc) Up to date with AWS feature set (ie Dead Letter Queues)
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  32. I’m not too sure what to call it - PyWren

    @IamStan Streams your user code from S3 and hot loads it into Lambda Uses the Anaconda Python Runtime Can scale to your Lambda account concurrency limit Alternatively can use a single EC2 server
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  34. @IamStan There is more than one way to Serverless!!