Stop using Lambda Layers (use this instead)

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  • datadog-lambda-extension

  • Within the same region, one layer can be used across different Lambda functions. This admittedly can be super useful to share libraries for authentication or other cross-functional dependencies. This is especially useful if you (like me) need to share layers for other users, even publicly.

  • bun

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  • The immensely popular Bref PHP runtime is available as a Layer. Bref is available precompiled for both arm and x86, so it can make sense to use as a layer. The same is true for the Bun javascript runtime. That being said - container images have become far more performant recently and are worth reconsidering, but that's a subject for another post.

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