Serverless Picks of the Week
Issue #112: AWS responds to the community
This week's newsletter is authored by Andres Moreno.

Serverless Superhero

Our serverless superhero this week is Darko Mesaroš. Darko is a Principal Developer Advocate at AWS and has been there for over 8 years. He is a host for the AWS Build live streams and is constantly doing these streams for all of us to learn. Believe me, these are extremely entretaining. Thank you for everything you do, Darko!


AWS Serverless Application Repository allows you to share applications across your teams, this can be used for common comnponents that you need on every account or application. Sumit Mondal shows us how to deploy an application using this service in his post Exploring the AWS Serverless Application Repository.

Interesting Content

Yan Cui hosted Farrah Campbell on the Real World Serverless podcast to talk about the AWS Heroes and Communty Builders programs. What they are, the benefits and much more.

You might want to watch this presentation when you are not too hungry. Jimmy Dahlqvist gave a talk to the #BelieveInServerless community about how he uses tech to cook the perfect BBQ.

I can definitely identify with Ike Gabriel Yuson’s post about how serverless security shifts to the left. This post talks about how developers have to be more aware of security risks and protect the systems because they have more control when working in this type of infrastructure.

Benjamen Pyle and I got together to try out Appsync for the first time in our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed live stream. Neither of us had worked with AppSync or GraphQL prior to this and were pleasantly surprised at how quickly we were able to put the pieces together.

Lee James Gilmore released the second part of his Serverless Event Sourcing & CQRS series. In this post he covers CQRS in detail and is nice enough to give us code examples.

We hosted Olga Shabalina, Michael Walmsley, Stephen Sennet and Danny Chan for our first #BelieveInServerless lightning round. All of the speakers are from the APAC region and covered interesting serverless topics in these short talks that go straight to the point.


Marcia Villalba started a new video series on youtube called Working in the cloud, in the first episode of the series we have Danielle Heberling, Ian Mckay and Lorenzo Hidalgo talk about what a software engineer in the cloud actually does

Tip of the Week

A couple of weeks ago Jeff Barr calmed us down saying AWS was already looking into the issue where we would be charged for any unauthrized requests that are made to an S3 bucket you own. This has been resolved and goes to show how AWS listens and acts based on the communities feedback and concerns.

New Releases

Amazon EventBridge added support for Customer Managed Keys (CMK) for Event Buses. This allows the use of this service in more highly regulated industries.

You can use PKCE-based auth for AWS apps using AWS IAM Identity Center, simplifying access for applications like Amazon Q Developer Pro.

As usual there are more Amazon Bedrock releases this week. Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock now allows you to configure inference parameters and Guardrails.

The Elastic team has released ElasticSearch Serverless on preview this week. As always I’m a bit skeptical about the serverless tag on it so I’ll need to kick the tires on it to verify.

Last Words

It’s been awesome preparing this content for you, I’ve learned a lot finding the highlights of the week, there is always so much to learn from the community.

If you’d like to make a recommendation for the serverless superhero or for an article you found especially useful, send me a message on Twitter, LinkedIn, or email.

Happy Coding!


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