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Life with AWS, Lambda, Node.js, TypeScript ... and without a server to take care of

ServerlessSpy—Gain Insight into the Cloud and Write Serverless Tests with Ease

ServerlessSpy is a CDK-based library for writing integration tests on AWS serverless, and it comes with a web console to monitor events in real time.


OpenAPI + Zod + API Gateway + SST = Turbo Productivity

How to boost productivity with OpenAPI schema, Zod library, and client-generated code. Included is a sample serverless app built with SST/CDK.


Load Testing Serverless Application using k6

Serverless is ultimately scalable until it is not. You need to do load testing to make sure that your solution scales. The k6 is an amazing tool for that.


Nine Ways to Lose Data Using Serverless Without Even Knowing It

Designing a serverless system can be complex, and without knowing the internal workings of the services, you could easily lose the data.


How I Passed 5 AWS Certifications in 3 Weeks

In January 2022, I achieved all AWS Associate and Professional certificates. Here are my secrets behind that.


DynamoDB Design Patterns for Single Table Design

Designing DynamoDB data models with single table design patterns can unlock its potential of unlimited scalability and performance for a very low price.


8 Challenges Teams Face When Doing Serverless

Serverless, as new technology, brings new challenges to the team. New technology is not the only thing to learn.


AWS Serverless Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Serverless, for the most part, is the promised land of software development. But it isn’t always a bed of roses.


JavaScript - From Obscure Language to Mainstream Language for Serverless

JavaScript was for decade considered a failed language. But now it is a mainstream multipurpose language that also fits perfectly with serverless solutions.


My Choice of Tools for Serverless Development

Serverless is a relatively new technology. But because of popularity, there are many tools you can use.


Road to Serverless

This is a short summary on what you are getting yourself into when starting with serverless.


Principals of Serverless Design Patterns

Serverless is not just old technology labeled with a new buzzword. It requires a different approach. But the hardest part is forgetting the rules we have learned.


Where Serverless Doesn't Make Sense

Deciding on new technology is always challenging and risky, but choosing serverless is probably a less risky choice.


Serverless Vendor Lock-In

Serverless Vendor Lock-In is not what it seems. You are locked in to APIs, not functions. But in most cases, you are freer than you used to be.


AWS Lambda – Lean Single Purpose or Monolithic Function

Small functions that do one thing only are the indisputable general best practice. But more monolithic functions can sometimes be a better fit for your solution.